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Re: Extra parts - pistols
« Reply #25 on: March 01, 2009, 11:25:29 AM »
I am looking for recoil springs for my Springfield Armory Micro Compact G.I. model. I am also looking for recoil springs for my Colt Defender. Seems to be the proverbial needle in a haystack kind of search. Info on where I can get these would be greatly appreciated.

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    Re: Extra parts - pistols
    « Reply #26 on: March 01, 2009, 11:53:53 AM »
    I am looking for recoil springs for my Springfield Armory Micro Compact G.I. model. I am also looking for recoil springs for my Colt Defender. Seems to be the proverbial needle in a haystack kind of search. Info on where I can get these would be greatly appreciated.

    If this one http://www.brownells.com/aspx/NS/store/ProductDetail.aspx?p=24872&title=SPRINGFIELD%20CHAMPION%20&%20COMPACT%20RECOIL%20SPRING doesn't work then you will have to call springfield to get it.

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    « Reply #27 on: March 03, 2009, 09:08:24 PM »
    Thanks Gundoctor. I checked and the Champion is commander sized and takes a longer spring setup. I called Springfield today and was surprised at how helpful they were. Might try Colt tomorrow.

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    « Reply #28 on: March 04, 2009, 12:10:13 AM »
    Thanks Gundoctor.

    Any time. Glad to help.

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    « Reply #29 on: August 17, 2011, 01:24:46 AM »
    The firing pin spring is an often forgotten about bugger and thought to serve little purpose but can be important.  If you are using a titanium firing pin then a lighter spring can be used, but with a "stock" firing pin you will need a heavier one...and should be replaced along with the others during a servicing.  Why?  Well, the heavier firing pin builds more inertia when the slide is closing and when it comes to a stop you will need a heavier spring to prevent a slam fire, which *can* happen over time when the spring wears out.  A titanium firing pin on the other hand is very low mass and doesn't need a heavy spring to keep a slam fire from happening.  Another thing is that from repeated dry-firing puts A LOT of stress on the firing pin spring which over time can cause the firing pin opening in the slide to enlarge which can lead to a firing pin getting stuck during shooting which can result in a runaway gun.  In other words, it's always a good idea to replace the firing pin springs BUT be sure to use the correct weight depending on what your firing pin is made of.

    how important is replacement of the firing pin spring? how difficult?
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    « Reply #30 on: October 20, 2011, 02:16:55 AM »
    There is a reason why Wolff and others include a new FP spring with every 1911 recoil spring.
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    « Reply #31 on: May 21, 2013, 01:03:45 PM »
    I always ran 20 lb recoil springs in 1911's and they went much further than any 5000 rds per replacement, as in 40,000 rds. :-)  However, with the pocket 9's that I now favor, I do keep a very close eye on the recoil spring length, even tho I practice with the PF-9 Keltec (and Twisted industries .22lr unit) and carry the diamondback DB9. The DB gets shot very little, a few dozen rds per month, at most, so that I need not worry about fouling or wear on the EDC.  Such things on the "practice spare" don't worry me much.
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    Re: Extra parts - pistols
    « Reply #32 on: October 21, 2016, 07:27:08 PM »
    Greeting all, hope life is good.....looking for Harrington and Richardson  Revolver cylinders , model 650 22 LR /22 WMRF , any help would be good

    Thank you 
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    « Reply #33 on: October 21, 2016, 08:24:36 PM »
    Send me an email  (FireAndForgeGundoc@gmail.com) and I'll look it up for you.

    Greeting all, hope life is good.....looking for Harrington and Richardson  Revolver cylinders , model 650 22 LR /22 WMRF , any help would be good

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    Re: Extra parts - pistols
    « Reply #34 on: January 23, 2017, 02:36:53 PM »
    Recoil springs tire with age and use and a weak spring can not only cause loading problems but can also damage pistol frames, especially alloy framed pistols. As a third generation S&W pistol collector this is important for me because being two decades or more out of production means replacing a key part can mean buying another gun. Fortunately spring sets for these out of production guns are available from Wolf and others.

    Magazine springs can also weaken and that can cause feeding problems. I rotate my magazines and generally download them by one round to reduce the stress of being fully compacted when loaded for extended periods.

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    « Reply #35 on: January 23, 2017, 09:03:48 PM »
    Good tip.  Some of us have been shooting and collecting guns since they went by names such as the "snaphaunce" but for the less experienced among us the spring thing is a seldom considered twist on the hobby.
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