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Old 07-03-2019, 05:30 AM
USriflecal30 USriflecal30 is offline
 
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I just ordered and used a complete Wolff replacement spring kit, replaced ALL springs. Every one fit great, gun operates perfectly (and now throws brass correctly instead of into my forehead).
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Old 07-03-2019, 05:35 AM
meplat meplat is offline
 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by 6-Ring
You can grind the ends but you can not close the loops.
I bought a bunch of recoil springs as "USGI" from a seller of (former) repute a few years ago. Right length, right number of coils, closed loops, but ends not ground. Not Ritz.

http://forums.thecmp.org/showthread.php?t=90059

ETA: USriflecal30 - do your Wolff spring have closed ends where the spacing between successive coils at each spring end diminishes?


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Old 07-03-2019, 08:30 PM
painter777 painter777 is offline
 
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A friend loves the stronger Wolf springs. I stay with USGI springs.
Right now there are Some QHMC and IBM Op Slide Springs New in the wrap on Ebay.
1 Spring for $19.00 buy now with $11.50 shipping.
Shipping is going crazy with Epay and Pay pal adding their costs on top of the final value fee.

I didn't look on GB.
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Old 07-03-2019, 09:12 PM
BobJ50 BobJ50 is offline
 
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It's always interesting to see and read the adverts for "USGI" parts. There are several notorious dealers who sell parts made to "USGI Specifications" in Taiwan and Pakistan. The descriptions tend to be a little disingenuous-and I suppose if the price is right and the part works, the customer may be satisfied.
Off the subject, but re springs, some years ago I bought a very large quantity of Garand parts including 5 boxes of "100 EA SPRING OPERATING ROD" . Spfld Armory 10/57.
You never know when you might need one or two.
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Old 07-06-2019, 12:35 PM
DaveHH DaveHH is offline
 
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If the carbine functions correctly, I'd leave it alone. Changing springs for fun doesn't seem like it is going to help the Carbine. Tossing an original spring for a stronger commercial that happens to fit isn't good either. I bought a Wolf carbine assortment and they were just a bag of commercial springs that happened to be similar. Most wouldn't fit and there IS a difference between USGI springs and others.
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Old 07-06-2019, 05:19 PM
milwaukeeshaker milwaukeeshaker is offline
 
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Why? Are you having function problems?
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Originally Posted by Werra View Post
Want to replace old carbine recoil spring. Who makes the best one and where to buy? What do you recommend.

Thanks
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Old 07-09-2019, 11:09 AM
Clemenza Clemenza is offline
 
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Default Orion USGI Springs

Orion does currently stock and sell USGI M1 Carbine springs. Flat closed ended.

As received Original contractor packaging is 10 per pack:

10 Springs, Operating Slide
Carbine Cal. 30
SNL No. B 28
Stock Number B 28-5196466
Drawing No. B 5196466
E.W. Fischer Spring Co. INC.
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