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Old April 9, 2006, 08:45 PM   #2
Harry Bonar
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Join Date: December 5, 2004
Location: In the Vincent, Ohio general area.
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Dear Shooter:
Yes, if I ever replaced the recoil spring in a 1911 I'd use Wolfe springs (Brownells has them by gun model number).

We, my late son and I, built combat pistols and instead of the 16# spring we'd usually go to an !8 1/2# spring, and the firing pin spring that comes in the Wolfe pac.
However, we had one experienced combat shooter that immediately remove the stronger spring and go back to the 16#.
I generally frown on spring replacements, especially the "light" pacs for handguns. They can make a safe gun unsafe.
I must admit, however, that I'm certainly no expert on springs (except to make the ones for my muzzle-loaders.
Harry B.
P.S. A semi-auto should throw an empty casing about 3 to 5 feet.
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