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Lightening A 1911 Recoil Spring?

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by doc540, Sep 29, 2011.

  1. doc540

    doc540

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    Combat Commander in .45

    new, Wolf recoil spring, 22 Lb

    Apart from buying additional, new springs, can one reduce a spring by removing a coil?

    If so, how much would it drop from 22 Lb?

    thnx
     
  2. Tom in Arizona

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    Not only will you change the weight of the spring but other properities of the spring. You did not say if your Wolff spring was a conventional or progressive. The best way to adjust it is to buy a recoil spring calibration pack in progressive and conventional and experiment to get the results you are after.

    I like to change the relationship of the springs by installing a lighter main spring taking less force cocking the hammer and heavier recoil spring to control the slide. It's just a balancing act.
     
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  3. doc540

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    Yep, good sense dictates doing it right.

    thnx
     
  4. NMPOPS

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    Springs are cheap buy several of different weights and see what works best.

    Sent from my Ally
     
  5. EOD3

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    Tom gives good advice. Are you shooting softball-loads or are you having FTF/FTE problems with standard loads?

    PS: Is the 22 a commander spring or ???
     
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