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Old January 28, 2010, 12:44 PM   #1
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Making a new tube feed spring?

I know there are lots of old tube-fed .22's out there with non-functioning feed springs. Has anyone found something that will work for an outdated rifle where parts are no longer available? I just picked up an old Mossberg Palomino. Lever action tube fed .22 for a great price because of some minor cosmetics. It will load only 2 shells before the spring becomes too weak to feed the next round into the reciever.
I manage a auto-parts store and I've exhausted all of my resources. The spring is approx .25 inches in diameter and about 18 inches long. Any ideas would be appreciated.
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Old January 28, 2010, 01:45 PM   #2
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maybe someplace like Lee Springs?
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Old January 28, 2010, 02:33 PM   #3
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Buy it from Brownell's.
http://www.brownells.com/.aspx/pid=2...GAZINE_SPRINGS
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Old January 28, 2010, 03:04 PM   #4
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WOW! I have been looking on here for days and never found that! Thanks for the input. Ordering one right now!

Got it for less than $10 with the shipping. Gunbroker wanted $30 for one not half as long. Thanks again.
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Old January 28, 2010, 04:08 PM   #5
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Don't feel bad, I skimmed Brownells too and that didn't come up. I guess my "search-fu" is weak today
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Old January 28, 2010, 08:56 PM   #6
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Brownell's also sell magazine tube kits to build new magazine tubes for obsolete rifles.
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Old February 2, 2010, 12:37 PM   #7
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Got my new Feed tube spring from Brownells yesterday and installed it last night. No trimming, it was a perfect match and fit. That old rifle functions like new now. Thanks to everyone for the advice!
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