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Old April 3, 2013, 09:55 AM   #1
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Recoil springs

Is there a general rule of thumb about replacing recoil springs? I heard Sig recommends replacing the spring every 5000 rounds. Is this true for Sig and/or any other type of semi-auto? Also, any advice on any other parts/springs/pieces I should have on hand in case I need something?
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Old April 3, 2013, 11:21 AM   #2
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Every gun Manufacturer is different when it comes to how long the recoil springs will last..
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Old April 3, 2013, 11:45 AM   #3
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Do you have a Sig?
What gun/s do you have?
Replacing springs depends on what you have.
General overhaul or high round maintenance of a semi-auto (depending on the gun)

Recoil spring/s
Ejector spring
Ejector (maybe not)
Firing pin spring
Firing pin (maybe not)
Recoil spring guide (if its plastic)
Magazine/s (or springs etc depending on the gun)

You can add to or take away from this list and without knowing the gun/s, they can't help

Something else, if they don't need replaced, it can get expensive just buying parts for a gun.....waiting on input
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Old April 3, 2013, 02:34 PM   #4
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I have a Sig 226, MK 25, Springfield XDm, and Beretta PX4.

This is going to sound really ignorant, I thought the ejector was stationary. I didn't think it had a spring.
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Old April 3, 2013, 02:36 PM   #5
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Also, I saw that Sig sells a "general parts" package. Are many of these easy to replace? Someof these items seem like they would require a great deal of knowledge to replace/repair.
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Old April 3, 2013, 02:37 PM   #6
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I think 5,000 rds is as good a general rule on recoil springs....as I've seen.

I tend to stay with whatever my mfg suggests.../ and there is new flat spring technology being developed and pushed by Wilson Combat on their 1911's , etc...out there...

springs are cheap ...so putting them on a routine maintenance schedule is pretty easy.
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Old April 3, 2013, 02:56 PM   #7
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http://www.sigsauer.com/SigStore/sig...ts-kit-31.aspx That's the kit you were referring to and should be fine as long as the ejector is in decent shape (likely good).

As far as installation try these you tube vids http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SO3XvFb4kjY
and part 2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0BcANKu_Veg
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