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May 12, 2000, 05:53 PM
In the past when I've replaced recoil
springs in my Government model, they
were identical on both ends.
I just bought a Wilson. It is NOT the
same on each end. On one end the coil is
a half coil.
What is the installation procedure?
Which end goes where?
May 12, 2000, 06:04 PM
The narrow end goes on the recoil spring guide, wide end toward the recoil spring plug.
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May 12, 2000, 06:10 PM
Both ends are the same diameter.
Can you clarify?
May 12, 2000, 07:37 PM
The "open" end goes to the front, The recoil spring plug should have a dimple on the inside that the spring locks on to. Before you push the spring home, give the plug a turn until it locks on the spring. JMB designed the dimple for that reason.
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May 12, 2000, 08:00 PM
Amazing. All these years and I never knew
what that dimple was for.
Thanks, to both of you.
May 12, 2000, 08:53 PM
I guess all springs aren't the same, all the Wolff springs I use for the 1911 have one end smaller than the other. :) Sorry 'bout that!
May 13, 2000, 03:58 PM
Hi, Jim V,
Some of the "clones" don't have the dimple. I guess, like Sport says, they didn't know what it was for and dropped it. Or it costs .0003 cents, and is too expensive.
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