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Old 07-20-2014, 11:08 AM
Windage & Elevation Windage & Elevation is offline
 
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A simple question (from a fairly 'simple' guy). My Op rod spring has just gotten 'tired', and I've replaced it with another one in my M-1D. Is there any way to rehabilitate the old one? I like to think I'm thrifty, but actually, I'm just cheap

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Old 07-20-2014, 11:11 AM
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A simple question (from a fairly 'simple' guy). My Op rod spring has just gotten 'tired', and I've replaced it with another one in my M-1D. Is there any way to rehabilitate the old one? I like to think I'm thrifty, but actually, I'm just cheap

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If it was mine, it would be in the round file.

I don't think it can be fixed, plus they are cheap.
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Old 07-20-2014, 11:27 AM
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You can get a good quality replacement from Orion 7 for around $10. I'm very cheap as well, but sometimes the effort doesn't offset the cost. The replacement spring will out last you.
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Old 07-20-2014, 11:50 PM
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A simple question (from a fairly 'simple' guy). My Op rod spring has just gotten 'tired', and I've replaced it with another one in my M-1D. Is there any way to rehabilitate the old one? I like to think I'm thrifty, but actually, I'm just cheap

Bill
You don't and couldn't possibly "rehabilitate" a worn out op spring. They are an expendable part like every other spring in the rifle. If one is worn out replace them all with Orion 7 springs. At least if it's a reliable rifle you want. They usually don't get "tired" but they wear flat on the outside, thinning the coils and weakening their integrity and tension.
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Old 07-24-2014, 07:33 PM
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Well, poop! - Um, poop and thank you. I really AM check, but yes, (hell yes) I want my M1-D to be reliable! If I was smart enough to ask this forum the proper course to take, I would be foolish not to follow unanimous counsel! Last question on this - is there any reason to save the 'original' springs for any reason? I will not sell this rifle, I wanted it far too long and do love to shoot it. I am going to buy a full set of Orion 7 springs, however - Thanks, Again, friends.
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Old 07-24-2014, 08:07 PM
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There's no reason to get rid of them, and yes, worth keeping if original to the rifle. Hard to prove that with many of those parts, but hey, they're yours and have sentimental if not collector value.
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Old 07-24-2014, 08:32 PM
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There's no reason to keep them. They have no collector value since they were probably replaced during one or several rebuilds. They are just worn out expendable parts, like tires on your car.
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