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Yesterday, I was attempting to transfer the trigger group from my P320X Carry to a Wilson Combat replacement grip frame. After having issues (magazines weren't inserting fully), I removed the trigger group, put it inside a Sig P320 Compact frame and then went on to replace the rear sideplate with an alloy one made by NDZ. I thought everything went well, but at some point while reassembling the pistol, this fell out. I have no idea what this part is, what it's purposes is, and how to get the damn thing back to where it belongs!

I tested the pistol for function and everything seems alright. It's striker seems to function, it resets, the slide moves properly, and the magazines properly insert, lock, and drop when the release is pressed. Any assistance would be appreciated!



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That's your extractor.

Extractor parts by GaryBF, on Flickr
 
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Thanks! So it must have come out during the changing of the Striker Cover? Any way to simply return it to where it belongs or do I need a gunsmith? I'm not very mechanical and don't have many tools.


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Got it reassembled!!! Thanks brother!


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Now you are a gunsmith.
 
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Now you are a gunsmith.


And not just a gunsmith, but a successful gunsmith. (Don’t get me started. Wink )




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Now you are a gunsmith.


And not just a gunsmith, but a successful gunsmith. (Don’t get me started. Wink )


Even a stopped clock is right twice a day! Big Grin


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All's well that ends well.

However, don't tell your grandchildren about this. Razz


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SIG Mag Catch Stop Pin...launched into low earth orbit 2 years ago...and only returned to earth a few days ago.

THIS is what I do when I'm stupid. Wink

 
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SIG Mag Catch Stop Pin...launched into low earth orbit 2 years ago...and only returned to earth a few days ago.

Congrats on your discovery! Now don't top yourself by putting it in the wrong way. :-) I already admitted to my own stupidity in a different post last month when I crushed my hammer reset spring.

Best,
Ian


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Yesterday I couldn't even spell gunsmith expert.

Now I are 1!
 
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SIG Mag Catch Stop Pin...launched into low earth orbit 2 years ago...and only returned to earth a few days ago.

Over the years, I have spent countless hours on my hands and knees, with a flashlight, looking for something (not always small, either) that went into orbit. When I'm lucky and find it, it is a most unusual hiding place. They seem to have a natural propensity to seek out little corners, or travel great distances. Smile



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Yesterday, I was attempting to transfer the trigger group from my P320X Carry to a Wilson Combat replacement grip frame. After having issues (magazines weren't inserting fully), I removed the trigger group, put it inside a Sig P320 Compact frame and then went on to replace the rear sideplate with an alloy one made by NDZ. I thought everything went well, but at some point while reassembling the pistol, this fell out. I have no idea what this part is, what it's purposes is, and how to get the damn thing back to where it belongs!

I tested the pistol for function and everything seems alright. It's striker seems to function, it resets, the slide moves properly, and the magazines properly insert, lock, and drop when the release is pressed. Any assistance would be appreciated!



Wait a second, you guys mean I should not have parts left over? I too have launched parts to black holes. I seem to lose Dillon wrenches too but not for very long. Have done work on my sigs myself but have to admit to handing a bag of parts to a gunsmith, parts too small, hands too shakey, spatial and mechanical reasoning sub par. Can’t see very small detail anymore, etc., Working up the nerve to put a browning HP back together but may decide to send it off for some work and pay a professional. Why is it when watching others videos on kitchen table gunsmithing, the one critical element, the one part that is termed a little tricky is the most out of focus or done off camera? I have my suspicions.
 
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I launched a Ruger Trigger Guard Latch and Trigger Guard Latch Spring into a 35 gallon trash bag full of yard and shop waste. Took me over two hours to find it by sorting the trash on my patio table.

I wouldn't even have known I lost it if I didn't hear it go in. Never even saw the damned thing.

Spring powered parts are the Devil's Business.

I'm a bit more careful now...



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[QUOTE]Originally posted by Modern Day Savage:
SIG Mag Catch Stop Pin...launched into low earth orbit 2 years ago...and only returned to earth a few days ago.

You're lucky. When I launch them they nefer seem to return to earth.
 
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Some parts vanish like magic. In my garage I have swept the floor, used 1000 lumen lights, searched every square INCH. But somehow they are gone. Never to be seen again, Pooft...
 
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Some parts vanish like magic. In my garage I have swept the floor, used 1000 lumen lights, searched every square INCH. But somehow they are gone. Never to be seen again, Pooft...

That's because you are not thinking like a fugitive part. They are clever little rascals. I have found them hiding inside boxes and inside of things in boxes.
 
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My cat is quite successful at finding my launched parts. When I work on my guns, he lays under the bench, ready to search.
Fine pet!


End of Earth: 2 Miles
Upper Peninsula: 4 Miles
 
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That's why they make clear plastic bags, to assemble/ disassemble guns in! I came to realize that after spending an hour on hands & knees searching for a 238 safety latch pin that self ejected....
 
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