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    Ever have one of those days?

    Was not feeling real good today, and for some stupid reason I decided to work on the
    Rossi.44mag in my shop. Thought I could just relax and work on the trigger a little.
    Went to break the revolver down, pulled the cylinder crane out of the frame and thought"I should pull
    the cylinder off the crane and clean it all up a bit" then do the trigger................
    Spent 3 freaking hours looking for the extractor rod collar that shot across the shop when I pulled the cylinder off the
    crane and somehow the spring went bye bye with the collar attached!
    Didn't find it, can't find one for sale for a Rossi anywhere, but decided that a S&W rod collar should work, they only have 2
    sizes at $5.00 each so I ordered both from Brownells..................
    Told my wife next time I am not feeling well, DO NOT let me go out to the shop with a gun!...................
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    I think everyone has had a day like that at some point. I have started to disassemble certain types of firearms inside of a clear bag to avoid losing shooting parts that are hard to replace.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oso View Post
    I think everyone has had a day like that at some point. I have started to disassemble certain types of firearms inside of a clear bag to avoid losing shooting parts that are hard to replace.
    I was about to say the same thing. It took me more than a few episodes of chasing escaped parts before thinking of trying it but it works.

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    I know an old indian trick to avoid such hassles......and it doesn't just work for old indians. Whenever I'm disassembling something with small and especially spring loaded parts, I set a pan of gear lube on the floor. Gear lube apparently has the gravitational pull of 10,000 black holes so anything you drop or that goes flyin'......you know exactly where that sucker's gonna' end up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by loudviking View Post
    Was not feeling real good today, and for some stupid reason I decided to work on the
    Rossi.44mag in my shop. Thought I could just relax and work on the trigger a little.
    Went to break the revolver down, pulled the cylinder crane out of the frame and thought"I should pull
    the cylinder off the crane and clean it all up a bit" then do the trigger................
    Spent 3 freaking hours looking for the extractor rod collar that shot across the shop when I pulled the cylinder off the
    crane and somehow the spring went bye bye with the collar attached!
    Didn't find it, can't find one for sale for a Rossi anywhere, but decided that a S&W rod collar should work, they only have 2
    sizes at $5.00 each so I ordered both from Brownells..................
    Told my wife next time I am not feeling well, DO NOT let me go out to the shop with a gun!...................
    Amigo! Don't fret...we all have bad days. The last remodel I did, I couldn't believe how much was done the first 10 days, way ahead of schedule.....and then I made that jinxing statement, "I just can't believe how well this project has gone. Sure enough, things went to crap and just like always, I put in a few extra days work. Still, the total project was on time and on budget. I can tell you the bad part of the project was hanging the frameless sliding shower doors. My helper and I got a heavy piece of glass torqued just a slight amount and there was a glass explosion between us. The tempered glass did it's job so sheets of glass didn't slice a major artery. It sounded like a 38 special had belly shot one of us. It took a few days for me to regtain my composure, but I knew no matter how careful we were, the same thing could happen again, so easily. Google "Exploding Shower Doors" and see how many responses you get. Anyhow, we finally installed a framed sliding door in the shower. You have to be a real dufus to set off one of those doors. I also was a dumb----- and picked porcelin tile for the new full shower that we replaced a previous foot print 5' tub with a shower over.
    My friend/boss.....the filthy ----ing rich friend of mine who is pretty generous to me. Anyhow, this was so he could move his 85 year old sister, into a two bedroom 2 1/2 bath, two car gar. Endcap townhouse. I had purchased it for my friend/boss a little over a year ago and it had been the pearl in mine and my boss's eyes. He moved his sister and 85 year old brother-in-law into a rent free situation for as long as they can live there. I've known the family since I was eight years old. Worked out great. I am glad to have a rest, but have to get back to work. Lots of minor maintenance work to catch up on, but I do it at my own speed....which is slowing down, but thank the Lord, I still move well for an old fart, wish I could feel this good another 20 years....but understand that old age i no for sissies. Heck, LV....you are a legend around the campfire.....the "Shootist" everyone talks about...just like Wild Bill Hicock
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    I am in the middle of a kitchen reno.. I spent 3 hours the other day looking for my only tape measure. The wife came home and found it within 5 minutes... I now own 4 tape measures....
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    Thanks gang, just should have listened to my wife and stayed in the house, not the shop!................
    There are "four boxes" that can be employed to resist the downfall of America, the ballot box, the soap box, the jury box and, lastly, the ammo box.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobbojama View Post
    I am in the middle of a kitchen reno.. I spent 3 hours the other day looking for my only tape measure. The wife came home and found it within 5 minutes... I now own 4 tape measures....
    ...I could stock a chain of tape measure and caulking gun stores.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kschilk View Post
    ...I could stock a chain of tape measure and caulking gun stores.
    Okay, I have several of each too.

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    If it makes you feel any better at least you're escaping pretty cheap. As for me I blew I tire on my camper towing it into town today so now I'm probably going to be out $500 or more replacing all 4.
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