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joemama
11-06-2008, 9:49 PM
well i was cleaning up and i found this little piece on the ground. have no idea where it goes or what it is. heres the catch. I also had to completely pull apart my ruger p-94 so i guess it could go to that. both the ar and p94 are back together and seem to function fine. cant test fire them so... i'm hopin one a u guys can help me out here, I'm pretty sure it goes to my ar because its directly below where i pulled the charging handle out of my upper. http://i469.photobucket.com/albums/rr54/joemamaslayer/whatisit.jpg

Linh
11-06-2008, 9:51 PM
did you do a function check on your ar?

The Bacon Eater
11-06-2008, 9:52 PM
Looks like it could be the crush washer for the flash hider.

leelaw
11-06-2008, 9:55 PM
Looks like it could be the crush washer for the flash hider.

Agreed.

joemama
11-06-2008, 9:55 PM
i did a function test and it seems ok, and thats a .223 round right next to it to show how big it is.

joemama
11-06-2008, 10:00 PM
I never removed the muzzle break so it cant be that. All i did was pull the charging handle and bolt carrier out. thats as far as i went with disassembling the upper.

joemama
11-06-2008, 10:01 PM
are any a you familiar with a ruger p94? I had that thing pretty much completely pulled apart, it could be from that too...

Two Shots
11-06-2008, 10:07 PM
Gas ring maybe.

shark92651
11-06-2008, 10:16 PM
That's no AR part that I am familiar with - it's too small to be a crush washer and those don't exactly fall off from a cleaning. Unless it is some kind of bushing from a sling mount or something like that I have no clue what it is

Turbinator
11-06-2008, 10:17 PM
It could be that it isn't a gun part at all.

Turby

joemama
11-06-2008, 10:26 PM
Alright i got it. It goes to the p94. I think theres supposed to be a clip that holds the spring and that on the guide rod. well thanks for the responses :)

Guns R Tools
11-06-2008, 10:31 PM
never mind

1lostinspace
11-06-2008, 10:41 PM
Man I that drove me crazy I am glad you figured it out.

joemama
11-07-2008, 1:20 AM
tell me about it, how horrible is it when you dismantle 2 guns and have a mysterious part left over on the ground once youve put them back together...

Capt. Speirs
11-07-2008, 1:25 AM
When guys in the shop got done with a major build, we used to throw some very important parts on the bench to screw with them, lol.

gcvt
11-07-2008, 1:31 AM
When guys in the shop got done with a major build, we used to throw some very important parts on the bench to screw with them, lol.

Happens all the time in motorcycle shops too...especially after valve adjustments, carb rebuilds, etc. Never not funny :D

Capt. Speirs
11-07-2008, 2:02 AM
Happens all the time in motorcycle shops too...especially after valve adjustments, carb rebuilds, etc. Never not funny :D

My favorite is when a noob puts an engine together for the first time and is nervous to start it. We would crawl under the front bumper and and soon as he cranks it over, we would tap rapidly on the oil pan with a wrench, lol.

Walking Fire
11-07-2008, 3:00 AM
It's a muffler bearing for your Oreck vacuum.

BroncoBob
11-07-2008, 7:04 AM
It's a muffler bearing for your Oreck vacuum.


Now that is funny :rofl2:

Ballistic043
11-07-2008, 7:13 AM
i'd say its part of the ruger. maybe a guide rod washer that goes on the end of the recoil spring.

crush washers are larger, and a .223 shell can easily pass through one


edit: oops.. i didnt see you already figured out. oh well, do i win anything?

Full Clip
11-07-2008, 8:08 AM
tell me about it, how horrible is it when you dismantle 2 guns and have a mysterious part left over on the ground once youve put them back together...


Only thing worse is MISSING a part and then having to tear apart your workshop, looking for it on your hands and knees with a flashlight, poking into every corner and crevice with a magnet so you don't have to put in an Overnight Express order at Midway (or wherever) so you can have it by Friday because you have to sight in your scope that weekend before leaving on a road trip to Craig, Colorado for your first-ever deer hunting trip that you have been planning for a year...
Ask me how I know!!!

emc002
11-07-2008, 8:17 AM
I used to have a Ruger P944TH and that ring ALWAYS was popping out. However, it DOES NOT impact function of the firearm.
Note that it doesn't show up in the Ruger Diagram for the weapon, but does show up in the parts list.
PM me if you want a better description.

Ballistic043
11-07-2008, 8:27 AM
heck, my USP had the guide rod retaining clip broke off more than a year ago. its not even a required part nor has the gun malfunctioned. it just keeps the spring from flying out when you take the gun apart.


there are hidden parts in every gun that serve no real purpose for function, but a very valid purpose for convenience.

joemama
11-07-2008, 11:18 AM
ya i think theres supposed to be a little clip that that washer in place, while the washer holds the 2 tension springs in place so when you break down the pistol things dont go flying everywhere. apparently mine doesnt have this clip.

devildog999
11-07-2008, 1:20 PM
tell me about it, how horrible is it when you dismantle 2 guns and have a mysterious part left over on the ground once youve put them back together...

And the lesson of todays story? Never take 2 guns apart next to each other ;) And if you do, watch where you put stuff