Recoil spring replacement

Discussion in 'Semi-Auto Handguns' started by Hectocotylus, Dec 15, 2012.

  1. Hectocotylus

    Hectocotylus New Member

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    How often should I replace my recoil spring in a .22 auto handgun? Any basic principles to go by?
     
  2. BeyondTheBox

    BeyondTheBox New Member

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    If/when you start having jamming/ejection issues. Refer to your manual too. Myself, I figure every 3k rounds is a good measure. They're usually either cheap or free. I had a 22 pistol with issues thought spring could be cause, manufacturer sent me 3 at no cost. Layer found it wasn't the problem, or at least not only problem. Lol
     

  3. hardluk1

    hardluk1 Active Member

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    I have a colt huntsman I bought back around 1972 and its still running on that oringinal recoil spring. That pistol has had some many rounds fired it would be hard to quess.
     
  4. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    I recommend getting spare parts if/while you can. Nice gun.
     
  5. hiwall

    hiwall Well-Known Member

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    Probably never have to change.
     
  6. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    For my carry guns that shoot mostly +P+, every 2000.

    For everything else, when they don't work anymore.