After taking the grip off my Contender pistol I noticed this piece lying on my bench. It might have come out of the grip when I took that plastic plate off the bottom, but I'm not at all sure it did. Sorry about the blurry picture. It looks like spring steel, one end is square/normal, the other end is definitely broken. It looks like a piece of brittle steel that has been snapped like a stick. Could it be a leg off a spring?
The reason I was taking the grip off was to give it a good cleaning. Last time out at the range I had a few light primer strikes which resulted in misfires. Don't know if these two things are connected.
Next question: Is it any big deal to take the Contender action apart? I'm fairly good at work like this. I can disassemble/assemble an S&W revolver, no problem. Guess I could look up the process on YouTube. Anyone know of any good videos?