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so I carelessly dropped my gas piston, tried to catch it before it hit the floor and sent spinning even higher in the air, missed again and it hit a tile floor.

Piston would only partly clear the gas cylinder on the tilt test.

Don't drop your gas piston. Keep spare parts. always do the two tilt tests.

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so I carelessly dropped my gas piston, tried to catch it before it hit the floor and sent spinning even higher in the air, missed again and it hit a tile floor.

Piston would only partly clear the gas cylinder on the tilt test.

Don't drop your gas piston. Keep spare parts. always do the two tilt tests.

That is all.
I wouldn't think it was that fragile unless it gouged on you.
 

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Didn't consider burrs. It was spinning end over end, quickly, and after my botched catch it went at least 8 ft high and across the room, then bounced a good two feet back in the air


Tried it in another rifle, same thing
 

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I'd be really surprised if you actually bent the piston. Burred or dinged up, yes. Bent, probably not. Check it with a magnifying glass for burrs.
 

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I think the same way about bending something that way. I do believe it was a commercial piston, will have to find it. I got po'd and threw it in a junk box. Will examine more closely and let y'all know.
 

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so I carelessly dropped my gas piston, tried to catch it before it hit the floor and sent spinning even higher in the air, missed again and it hit a tile floor.
aren't you glad your johnson is attached?
 
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