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Old 02-18-2014, 10:44 PM   #1
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Default longevity?

how long do hammer or firing pin springs last in a pump shotgun? i have a chance to get some wolf springs cheap, but don't want to buy what i might never need. also are they easy to replace? thanks
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Old 02-18-2014, 10:54 PM   #2
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My 40 y.o. Winchester 1200 is all original.
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Rarely do firing pins break on pump shotguns. In all my years gunsmithing I do not recall replacing a coil hammer spring on a shotgun.
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Originally Posted by eatmydust View Post
My 40 y.o. Winchester 1200 is all original.
The only problem is today's products, not just shotguns or firearms as a whole but pretty much EVERTHING is not made with the same quality as 40 years ago.

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Both of my Mossberg model 200s, (a K and a d) were made in the mid 50s, and are still all original.
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The firing pin or firing spring rarely fail. The shell stop or the interrupter are the most often worn out parts on a pump.
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How long will they last? Longer than you. Really. Shooting one made in 1913.
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