Separating Recoil Springs

I've got several different recoil spring weights.
Of course all the springs look alike and when they a 1 -2#'s different, I cannot tell which weights are which.
I thought about spray painting them, but concerned about my solvents, dissolving the paint and making a mess.

Does anyone have a system they use to identify different recoil spring weights they'd like to share?
 
melloyello said:
I've got several different recoil spring weights.
Of course all the springs look alike and when they a 1 -2#'s different, I cannot tell which weights are which.
I thought about spray painting them, but concerned about my solvents, dissolving the paint and making a mess.

Does anyone have a system they use to identify different recoil spring weights they'd like to share?
Get those "snack size" ZipLock (or generic brand) plastic bags and keep a piece of paper (like an index card) inside of it with a clearly legible description of the item in Sharpie, such as "1911 recoil spring, GI length, 11 pounds", etc

Then, when you take the recoil spring out of the bag, you write on the index card with a regular ink pen the make, model (and maybe serial number) of the weapon that the missing item is currently inside of.

You can then get a small plastic box, such as a child's pencil box, to store all the bags inside of.

Just my academic thoughts, since I've never had this practical dilemma.
 
I just realized that I'm transposing the detailing and chain-of-custody detailing of an evidence card with your identification needs.

I figure it would be easier and safer to catalog the location, use and description of the recoil springs than it would be to try and mark such a small, fragile item.
 
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