I have heard it said that if you lock a fireman in a room with 2 steel balls, when you come back one will be lost and the other broken.
And I don't actually know anyone who has broken an anvil, although I know a couple of guys are suspects in a few cases.
That being said, I have to confess to breaking a spring. How do you break a spring you ask? Apparently you ask a fireman to remove it from a rifle.
Folks, I'm in trouble. 'Cause it's not just one spring involved in this story, it's two.
I bought an Indian Enfield over a year ago, maybe 2 years. It came all slathered in cosmoline, the stock full of oil. The black paint, which is the 'normal' finish on it was melting off under the cosmoline. So, I took it apart, cleaned it, painted it with black Duplicolor high heat ceramic engine paint, and just kind of left it sitting around in parts. Over the last couple of days I've been back working on it and today I found that the extractor spring is broken. Not only that, but the rear sight detent spring is gone.
Yep, one spring broken, one spring lost.
So, if any of you gunnies out there just happen to have an extra extractor spring and/or a rear sight detent spring for an Indian 2A Enfield, I could really use them. Or a direction to look for them would be great too.