I can't tell you how many times I've started off a conversation with a gun owner saying, "I took my gun apart and can't get it back together."
Many a gunowner has girded their loins and braved the task of trying to disassemble their firearm for the first time and put it back together. I mean, YouTube makes it look so easy, right?
Believe it or not, fighting with a gun that won't go back together, or worse, getting it back together and finding that you have an "extra" part that you don't remember where it came from is a challenge even professional gunsmiths have to work through.
But professional gunsmiths have things to help make the challenge less scary...experience and LOTS of tools!
The link below is a NRA article that provides some tips to help avoid turning what seems a simple task into "the walk of shame"...going to the gunsmith with a bag full of parts.