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What Have You Broken?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by BerettaNut92, Jul 17, 2003.

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  1. BerettaNut92

    BerettaNut92 Member

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    We talk about durability of products, aluminum frames/receivers, plastic, MIM parts, cheaply sewn nylon, etc....but what parts have you broken? Not seen at the range, not heard from a friend, but you personally?

    1. Beretta grip screw

    That's about it... I did have to send my Wilson in for a hammer following the slide (went burst fire on a friend), and my M1A needed a new muzzlebrake (defective part and/or crappy QC), but other than my grip screw, I don't think I've had anything serious break on me.
     
  2. Jesse H

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    Recoil spring on the Ruger 22/45.

    Extractor on the HS2000, but it was already pretty much 'broken' since new. 3K rounds helped smooth it out so it would no longer extract reliably.

    Stock grips on Walther PPK/S. Brake parts cleaner tragedy.
     
  3. Obiwan

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    Besides Hearts????????????

    Ok...Ok.....

    Guide rod on a G30

    Recoil buffers in Marlin Camp 9..couple of those
     
  4. SADshooter

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    2 Astra A-70 firing pins (same pistol)

    1 S&W 60-5 hammer block

    Para-Ordnance hammer/sear (probably factory defects; .45 burst-fire handgun isn't as fun as it seems)
     
  5. RocketMan

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    Op Rod spring on my M1 Garand.
    Easy fix, did it myself.

    Pot metal trigger guard on my Dad's old Stevens 87A .22 rifle.
    Found a new one at a gun show. Fixed that myself, too.
    Now I own the .22, and his Remington 870 in 16 ga.
     
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  6. HBK

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    Hearts and promises.
     
  7. Bartholomew Roberts

    Bartholomew Roberts Moderator Emeritus

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    Well, besides the usual assortment of recoil and extractor springs which I don't think really count as broken:

    1) Glock 26 Recoil Spring Guide Rod - Wasn't really broken and worked fine; but got a recall notice from Glock on it

    2) KKM Match Barrel for Hi-Power - Snapped the barrel on the 7,102nd round. KKM blamed the gunsmith. Gunsmith blamed KKM. Neither one ever provided a replacement barrel. Dropped the stock barrel (which already had 6k on it) back in and am now at 17k total with no loss of accuracy or further issues.

    3) Recoil Spring Guide for Hi-Power - Cracked through the top loop around 16,000 rounds but still functional when I replaced it

    4) USA mag for Hi-Power - cracked at the feedlips after 800 rounds

    5) KRD 17rd. Mag for Hi-Power - cracked at the feedlips after about 3,000 rounds. Continued to work with no issues until about 5,000 rounds. Still feeds pretty reliably but occasionally spews forth multiple rounds per feeding cycle now.


    That is all I can think of off the top of my head. Despite the oft claimed fragility of AR15s, I haven't ever had a problem with any of mine and that is the only other weapon that I have multiple thousands of rounds on (about 3k on my oldest/highest round count AR).

    EDITED TO ADD:

    Reminded me of two more reading the other replies...

    6) Tritium sight tube in Trijicon night sights - got a little too loose with the Gun Scrubber and it ate away the white plastic retining the tritium tube. I just had a neat little hole in my sight instead. Trijicon, being the great folks they are, replaced it at no charge to me.

    7) Broke the firing pin on an old Stevens .22. Dry-fired it once and snap. Still looking to get this fixed if anyone has any suggestions - although it is mainly my nostalgia gun anyway since the rear sight rotates 360 degrees.
     
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  8. Billy Sparks

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    Grips screw on a 92FS and bleached the grips on a P225 white with
    brake cleaner....oh and the front sight on a Browning HighPower...shared
    it right off in a draw stroke once...was not pretty. Sortta hard to finish
    the IDPA qualifier after that but I tried....
     
  9. wingnutx

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    gas rod on a MK43, and popped a rivet on the reciever cover. that's about it.
     
  10. 4v50 Gary

    4v50 Gary Moderator Staff Member

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    Grip screw came out on P220. Lost it but a rubber band kept the gun together.

    Had a S&W L frame that the grips would shift whenever I fired. The rangemaster looked at me in askance, fired it herself and agreed. I cured it with a paper shim.
     
  11. ruger357

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    Hammer block on a S&W 649.
     
  12. willyjixx

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    split a mossberg 500 barrel down the middle.
     
  13. Gunner45

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    The firing pin on my S&W Model 10. Too much dry firing I guess.

    Fixed it my self.

    Gunner45
     
  14. Bobarino

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    firing pin in a H&K USP compact .40. too much dry firing without snap caps. shame on me. they fixed it quickly and for free. lesson learned.

    Bobby
     
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  16. Kharn

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    1911 plunger tube, it has worked itself loose twice (but I admit, I did a crappy job of staking it in, now I'm getting the correct tool to do it right). This one was totally my fault.

    Ruger MkII Govt that I bought used, it was sitting on the shooting bench in the sun while I BS'ed with other shooters and became almost too hot to handle from the sun, when I went to fire it the barrel started to rotate from 12:00 to 1:00, once it cooled down the barrel was stuck in place again (and you wouldnt be able to tell there's a problem, except the barrel is now stuck at 12:15). Its getting mailed back to Ruger tomorrow for servicing. This one I'm a little pissed about, but since the gunstore got it in a trade, they didnt know anything was wrong with it (nor could they have, without heating the gun up until it was almost too hot to touch). :cuss: This one I'm a little pissed about, but Ruger's making it right (for a small chunk of change in shipping and labor fees).

    Kharn
     
  17. Brian D.

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    A pal "detacticalled" my Benelli Super 90 years ago, with me watching. I let him start to clean the gun--he'd been using it, so why not--with some kind of car parts cleaner. Shoulda seen his face when that baked-on paint started coming off the receiver and barrel! No harm done, for underneath that flat ugly paint was some pretty bluing. He sorta did me a favor, though I didn't let on I was pleased. Messed up a few screw heads in my time, and stripped out a 1911 bushing or two. Shot off the plastic muzzle cover from my Steyr AUG. Nicked my chronograph with bullets twice, but it still works. And prob'ly a couple other minor boo-boos over the years.
     
  18. Schuey2002

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    U-joints,drive shafts,CV boots, transaxles,pinion gears,lockers,aluminum wheels,hubs,headers, front ends,and leaf springs..

    Ooops! Wrong forum.. :uhoh: :uhoh:

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    I have never broken a single part on any of my guns.. :eek:

    *edited to add*

    I forgot all about the front sight that fell off my Mitchell Arms AK-22 a few years ago..

    I still need to get it fixed. :rolleyes:
     
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  19. HankB

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    B-Square 'scope mount for an M1A. The big knob on the side was two pieces, with the threaded portion simply press-fit into the knob part. That came apart, and the mount was replaced by B-Square. (The replacement didn't fall apart, but it wouldn't hold zero. I don't use their mounts any more.)

    Rib on a Savage Fox Model B-SE DB shotgun. Broke near the receiver, so it would slide forward on the dovetails with every shot. Silver soldered back together, it's fine now.

    Rear adjustble sight (old model) on a Glock 17.

    I hate to admit it, but I've bunged up a few screw heads, too, before I learned about proper gunsmithing screwdrivers.

    I've had a few guns that weren't right from the factory (Kahr P9, Colt 1911 Mk IV Government) which the factory couldn't repair - do those count?
     
  20. Hutch

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    Sliding tang safety on a Mossy 500, the recoil spring retainer thingie on a G26. Snapped the :cuss: bolt handle off Sparky's 788, standing there at a gun show table. I was speechless for the 10 or so minutes he and the others spent guffawing. He makes sure that I'll never, ever forget.
     
  21. Nathaniel Firethorn

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    HK USP 45f firing pin. Dry-firing without a snap cap.

    Ruger MKII grip screw.

    Also tried to shoot Wolf :barf: in the HK and wedged it up good.

    - pdmoderator
     
  22. 10-Ring

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    Let's see,I blew up a Glock & I helped crack a 1911 Caspian frame shooting some really hot ammo.
     
  23. Sylvilagus Aquaticus

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    I broke a recoil spring guide on my carry High Power about 15 years ago. Replaced it with a new one from Numrich (now Gun Parts Inc.) No other failures since then.

    No problems on anything else I own, but then I tend to buy judiciously.

    Regards,
    Rabbit.
     
  24. sm

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    Guilty your honor:D

    buttstock on an 870 ( duck hunting and ice, with unloaded shotty I broke the ice to get to pup lab retriever--didn't want him getting cut up)

    Nylon 66, same deal, unloaded of course, temp dropped and had to break ice to cross the "creek'.

    model 10, front sight...4x4 barrier ran into it

    brand new 47 D mag..."punchy" loads being tested

    870 mag spring...it was cold again, and this was a late 50's model

    Grips on beretta 21, plastic...what do you expect.

    Hight standard 22 mag derringer...whatever the dealie is called that goes from top to bottom bbl, this broke twice and not shot that much...gotton rid of.

    H&R 999, sights work loose,and hinge pin kept going out...traded

    Citori , front and mid beads broke off ...quail flushed and my Citori found the only tree in 3 acres.

    I'm not allowed to touch Glocks at my gunsmith's. New Guns, I open and front sight falls off. I open the other box, customer shoots a couple of mags. my turn, 3 shots trigger breaks.

    Weaver Scope on a '06, the mountain -umm-pulled itself from out from under my footing ( yeah that's it) [Trashed the Alladin Thermos too...yeah surprised me too]

    I was about 10, I have no idea what military gun , but the stock split from receiver to buttstock --ouch--nasty bruise

    Keltec P-11 4x4 barrier and metal drum attacked me , I lost both sights, slipped on loose gravel and "crunched" the mag during a mag change...I did finish the COF though ( this is the P-11 we were trying to tear up tho')

    Model 19, bunches of rds, had to have a new cyl (pricey I might add).

    I'm sure I've had others, but I use these things in all conditions.

    :( my favorite mag carrier for 1911 mags finally died after 20+ yrs...just couldn't be re-sewn 'one more time'
     
  25. geekWithA.45

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    Dunno how, but I busted the tritium capsule on the rear express sight on my first pistol. It was there when I bought it, but not on my second trip the the range.

    I then replaced it with the wrong sized sights, and lived with whacked sight picture for the better part of a year.

    Finally I got fed up and ordered the sig night sights, and busted a cheapo mallet trying to install them myself.

    Jim the Gunsmith, who fortunately happened to come into the range around about the time the curses were getting loud saved my bacon, and my sanity.
     
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