Which spring is this?

Discussion in 'General Handgun Discussion' started by ArrizX, Oct 28, 2008.

  1. ArrizX

    ArrizX New Member

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  2. matt g

    matt g New Member Supporter

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    Guide rod spring?
     

  3. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    31H Retracting rod spring
     
  4. ArrizX

    ArrizX New Member

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    Okay, thanks.

    And to be sure, am I right in thinking that is the spring that is causing the slide problem, or is there a different spring i'm not seeing
     
  5. matt g

    matt g New Member Supporter

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    Is the separation there causing any issues in firing or is it just a cosmetic issue?
     
  6. ArrizX

    ArrizX New Member

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    I dont know. I havent fired it due to it not functioning 'properly' because obviously it didnt come from the factory like that. I was afraid to ruin anything. Not that I think I could, but still better safe then sorry. The gun means alot to me.... its part of a huge collection from my grandpa.
     
  7. ArrizX

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    Would it be cool to fire it as is? Or should I fix the spring problem frist?
     
  8. Model19

    Model19 New Member

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    If you have doubts, it maybe a good investment to go to a gunsmith first.
     
  9. dango

    dango Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Ditto !!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  10. BillM

    BillM Active Member Supporter

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    It's the recoil spring. You need a new one, or you might get away with turning
    it around so the buggered part is on the rod.

    Pasted from my other reply:

    HD Military---If you want to remove the slide it's a little tricky.
    Pull the slide back, then depress the little button on top and let
    the slide forward. At that point there should be no recoil spring
    tension pushing the slide forward. Then rotate the little lever on
    the side forward and slide the slide off of the frame. If you don't
    use the little button to lock the recoil spring back, you will trash the spring.