Stoeger Cougar 8000 extractor spring
Hi there. I am new to these forums but not new to handguns. My fiance recently purchased a Stoeger Cougar 8000 9mm, used from her brother. While cleaning the gun I decided to remove the extractor so that I could clean it. While removing the extractor two springs appear to have come free from the gun. One of the springs is clearly the extractor spring. The other spring is smaller in diameter and .5 inches in length. I have the armors manual for the Beretta Cougar and do not see where the smaller spring could have come from. The only thing that I removed aside from the barrel and recoil spring is the extractor. I did not remove anything else. I started the cleaning process on a clean work surface so the little spring was not there when I started. Can someone please let me know if they have removed the extractor on a Stoeger Cougar 8000 and if they may know where this second spring could have come from. Thanks in advance for your help.