View Full Version : recoil spring length

April 26, 2001, 07:06 PM
i have read where the 16 # recoil spring on a 1911 govt. should be 6 1\2 inches long when new. wilson combat says new recoil springs may shrink a bit when new until they get settled in after a few rounds. the recoil spring on my kimber classic is 6 1\8 inches. it has less than 500 rounds through it. does this length sound about right? it works flawlessly.

George Stringer
April 27, 2001, 06:35 AM
Geo57, sounds to me like it's the perfect length. George

April 27, 2001, 05:59 PM
If the spring is still doing it's job well, it's probably fine. The length of the spring isn't absolute, I've seen several of the same brand springs with the same round count be more than 1/4" different in length.

April 27, 2001, 08:11 PM
Another case for Paxil! :)