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RRA_Luva 06-04-2007 04:05 PM

How to switch spring?
 
I have a 70 series and got a set of new grips. when I went to change the grips I noticed the tube with the spring in it for the safety catch and slide holder was loose, I ordered a new tube thinking it would come complete with spring etc. It is just the tube, can anyone tell me how to switch the spring?

Doc 06-21-2007 05:16 PM

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Originally Posted by RRA_Luva (Post 2584)
I have a 70 series and got a set of new grips. when I went to change the grips I noticed the tube with the spring in it for the safety catch and slide holder was loose, I ordered a new tube thinking it would come complete with spring etc. It is just the tube, can anyone tell me how to switch the spring?



Take off the safety and pull the spring out. It will look like it's bent, it's made that way.

Changing the tube is the problem. You might want to take it to a gun smith.

Gray Wolf 07-07-2007 10:30 PM

The tube that holds and captures the spring has two studs on it. They go through the frame and are staked in place. This takes in many cases a special staking tool. As for the spring it has two pins, one on each end.
The spring should have a bend in it so it dose not fly out of the tube.
The pins on the spring may be different lengths, put them back the same way they came out. That is left side and right side.
You will need a gun smith to stake the new tube unless you are o k with doing it.---------------the spring and pins should work from the old loose plunger tube. The slide holder is called a slide stop, the other is a thumb safety.
Hope I helped


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