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Old October 30, 2009, 08:50 PM   #1
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i need a mainspring for a tower flintlock pistol

ok, so i have this old (at least to me) reproduction flintlock (probably a dixie gunworks repro from the 70's) with the british-looking proofs on the, GR, Tower. sometimes called a brown bess, but clearly in great shape, except for one thing. the mainspring was too weak to flip open the frizzen pan. so dummy that i am, i decided a little prying with a screwdriver and hammer was in order....snap, bad OBG. i tack welded it so at least the hammer doesnt flop around, but there;s no way i can really repair it as it broke right in the bend of the spring. does anyone know where i can find a replacement mainspring?
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Old October 31, 2009, 12:40 AM   #2
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hey OBG @ springs

Hey OBG..You can try Dave Gafvert at:
If anyone can make you a spring it is he . I've known him for longer then most folks have lived. He's well know in the antique firearms world.
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Old October 31, 2009, 06:30 AM   #3
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I bet they have one in stock.
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Old October 31, 2009, 06:40 PM   #4
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Dixie Gun Works +1

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Old January 19, 2010, 06:18 PM   #5
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have you tried:
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