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Old January 14, 2002, 07:06 PM   #1
Bill Daniel
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As I was cleaning my pistols the other day I checked my recoil and firing pin spring for loss of length compared to new Wolf springs and sure enough they both had lost length and I replaced them. Then I got to wondering about my other two coiled springs- the main spring and magazine catch spring- and when they might need to be replaced. The first two are easily checked every time I clean the gun but the latter two only if I detail strip the pistol. Anyone routinely replace these( main spring and mag. catch spring) and if so when and why?

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Old January 14, 2002, 09:26 PM   #2
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The way I see it is like this:

Carry gun...every year at least. Springs are cheap, why not replace them.

Target gun, fun gun...when it breaks.
"So he cocked both his pistols, spit in the dirt and walked out in to the street."
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