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Offline briang2ad

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Fellas: DON'T lose or break your PCR/P01 lifter spring!
« on: February 22, 2021, 03:46:14 PM »
CZ USA does not have them in stock and hasn't for weeks - so if you lose it, your gun is DOWN hard. 

(Don't ask me how I know). 

[but praise be for CGW - they have them]. 
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Offline SI VIS PACEM PARRABELLUM

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Re: Fellas: DON'T lose or break your PCR/P01 lifter spring!
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2021, 04:40:58 PM »
I have plenty of spares. I always order a few of those with any order I place.

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Re: Fellas: DON'T lose or break your PCR/P01 lifter spring!
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2021, 05:09:00 PM »
I have plenty of spares. I always order a few of those with any order I place.

Smart.  I will NOT get caught without these ever again.  I also have the detent springs for the Omega ejector and a few decocker springs and trigger bar springs.  MUST HAVES. 

I tried to order some spare lifter springs a while ago, knowing I would need them, but they've been out.  CGW to the rescue. 

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Re: Fellas: DON'T lose or break your PCR/P01 lifter spring!
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2021, 12:17:23 AM »
One solution that helps is holding a handgun mostly Inside a large sandwich bag while removing tiny parts.

It can be done while easily viewing the necessary components through the bag's Opening. It will usually block any spring which jumps, in most directions.

And it certainly catches any tiny part which simply falls out.

Thanks for the warning on the lifter spring, but although I've disassembled both a Sig P6' frame and the frame of a S&W 6904 (thanks to superb videos), I have no reason to do any detail strip any CZ frame. :(

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Re: Fellas: DON'T lose or break your PCR/P01 lifter spring!
« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2021, 11:17:52 AM »
The lifter spring is so small that you must see it clearly to install the pin and you cannot do the plastic bag technique.

SIGS are MUCH easier to work on compared to the P01 decocker. 

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Re: Fellas: DON'T lose or break your PCR/P01 lifter spring!
« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2021, 12:09:04 PM »
I use a jewelers lighted magnifier on a stand to do jobs like working on CZ sear cages. The job is so much easier when that little hair spring looks 5 times it's normal size.

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Re: Fellas: DON'T lose or break your PCR/P01 lifter spring!
« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2021, 08:04:19 PM »
Agree that having spare parts is a good thing.  Having spare CZ pistols is better.   :)  Then I just send the down pistol to the gunsmith and I am not that worried how long it takes to come back.  But I do have a fair collection of small parts so that I can repair my pistols on the range if required. (mainly match guns) and usually because i was trying to do something my pistol was not designed to do.

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Re: Fellas: DON'T lose or break your PCR/P01 lifter spring!
« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2021, 06:44:46 AM »
I thought I lost the lifter arm spring during one of my teardown, modify, and assemble sessions. No problem, I followed advice from this great site and had spares. I found the lost spring sticking in my finger when I started looking for the spares. Little hypodermic needle darned spring.

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Re: Fellas: DON'T lose or break your PCR/P01 lifter spring!
« Reply #8 on: February 24, 2021, 04:41:38 PM »
i tie dental floss to the spring loop when i put the cage together and leave it there till i install the cage. if you tie a loose loop it is easy to snip and pull out once your done. i also take it apart in a gallon zip lock bag. i have lost the lifter spring twice on the office carpet and found it both times sweeping a 3" circular magnet over the carpet by hand.
 
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Re: Fellas: DON'T lose or break your PCR/P01 lifter spring!
« Reply #9 on: Today at 11:48:44 AM »
i tie dental floss to the spring loop when i put the cage together and leave it there till i install the cage. if you tie a loose loop it is easy to snip and pull out once your done. i also take it apart in a gallon zip lock bag. i have lost the lifter spring twice on the office carpet and found it both times sweeping a 3" circular magnet over the carpet by hand.

Great idea.