do you have spare parts

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by BETH, Jan 4, 2012.

  1. BETH

    BETH Well-Known Member

    Jul 10, 2009
    naugatuck,Ct.
    do most of you have spare parts for your firearms? Basically what parts do you get
     
  2. CampingJosh

    CampingJosh Well-Known Member

    Sep 25, 2007
    Indiana
    I have a few spare springs for my AR, but generally speaking I do not have spare parts for my guns.
     

  3. jack404

    jack404 Former Guest

    Jan 11, 2010
    Australia
    i'm the opposite , i've spares up the wahzoo 30-40 of each in some cases, but i'm planning for the long term
     
  4. The Duke

    The Duke New Member

    812
    Mar 11, 2006
    NW Louisiana
    I have some for some....AR, Ive got a spare rifle that I can scavage from, plus a few extra parts like extractors, springs, firing pin, and firing pin pins..

    Several 1911 with mostly interchangable parts...and a complete spare parts kit...extra recoil springs...etc

    Hmmmmm....Sorta lacking in the shotgun department...Nothing much will interchange between 870, M12, and Mossburg 930....Good idea to stock up on some...
     
  5. mogunner

    mogunner Well-Known Member

    Oct 31, 2011
    Eastern Missouri
    Some on hand, capability to make some in a pinch.
     
  6. Albtraum

    Albtraum Well-Known Member

    Jun 8, 2011
    California
    None, unless you count a bent firing pin from a Marlin 60. :)
     
  7. permafrost

    permafrost Active Member

    Feb 24, 2010
    Oklahoma, USA
    Small stuff , mostly. Generally good left overs from swaps,etc;. The ability to make some of the parts at home, if necessary, is a great asset. So, some raw material is useful. steel , aluminum, springs,pins,etc;. There are a lot of things not intended for guns that can be utilized.
    +1--Same as Mogunner.
     
    Last edited: Jan 4, 2012
  8. Little Rooster

    Little Rooster New Member

    563
    Oct 17, 2007
    Old Dominion
    I have some but, never what I need.
     
  9. carver

    carver Moderator Supporting Member

    I have enough guns that I don't really need spare parts. If one should break, I just take it to the smith. In a SHTF situation, I suppose that if one were to break, I would just pick up another. I always carry a BUG. I might look into getting a few spare parts for some of the guns I use most, just in case of a SHTF situation!
     
  10. StoneChimney

    StoneChimney New Member

    Nov 27, 2010
    I've got parts. I probably have spare parts for YOUR guns... :)
     
  11. deadin

    deadin Well-Known Member

    May 16, 2006
    The only gun I regularly keep an inventory of spares is my Bullseye gun.
    I keep a spare firing pin, extractor, recoil buffer and magazine. (I need two but keep three.) I have "spare" recoil springs of different powers for my 1911 to adjust for different loads. Other than these, any spares I have are accidental.
     
  12. woolleyworm

    woolleyworm Well-Known Member

    Feb 23, 2009
    SW Fort Worth
    I keep springs and other wear items on hand. Just one or two of each, but enough that if should something happen, I don't have to wait for parts or find out that they're unavailable. The time to buy spares is ASAP IMO. Granted it may be 30-40 years before they're needed, but look how many people are looking for parts for an old gun and find out that they've got to have it custom made by a smith. When I pass down my guns, I know my kids aren't going to have to hunt around to fix 99% of any problems in the future. I've bought a few other parts aside from wear items if the price is right, I couldn't pass up a spare bolt assy for the BAR that I had for $30.
     
  13. BETH

    BETH Well-Known Member

    Jul 10, 2009
    naugatuck,Ct.
    what parts usually go the springs and extractors?
     
  14. Smoke

    Smoke Active Member

    219
    Oct 27, 2009
    S.W. Indiana
    I build AKs and ARs for a hobby so I always have a build kit or two laying around.
    I have a couple extra bolts for some of my bolt action Mosin Nigant's.
    If there is any gun I have a problem with, when I buy one needed part I'll pick a few extras. If it broke ounce it will break again, or that is the way I'm thinking.
     
  15. Bobitis

    Bobitis Guest

    I'be been told I have a few screws loose. :p
     
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