FM Detective compact Hi-Power recoil springs


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Candiru
January 17, 2006, 03:17 AM
I'm thinking about buying an FM Detective compact Hi-Power, which is basically the Hi-Power's version of a Commander-length gun. However, I'm worried that the non-standard spring setup FM uses for the shorter slide may be difficult to replace. Thus far, it appears that my suspicions may be correct: I can't seem to find any online information on replacement recoil springs.

Does anyone know where I can find replacement recoil springs for a Detective Hi-Power slide?

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railroader
January 17, 2006, 10:16 AM
I have used hipower springs in my cz 75b. Well wolf gunsprings uses the same springs for cz and witness pistols. Maybe you could use a witness spring for a compact model. They sell them in different weights. Mark

Vitamin G
January 17, 2006, 01:20 PM
Please delete if this is not permitted, but i think the answer is somewhere on the 1911forum.com
I remember this being a question over there. I'd link you, but i get THR at work but not 1911 or TFL

GunnySkox
January 17, 2006, 03:32 PM
Vitamin G:

I'm pretty certain it's absolutely acceptable to link to resources on other forums, so long as they're cogent to the discussion, so feel free t'link us up when you get home.

~GnSx

gopguy
January 18, 2006, 04:55 PM
Someone on another forum has said he has used CZ 75 springs on the Detective model with good results...

Candiru
January 19, 2006, 01:30 AM
Someone on another forum has said he has used CZ 75 springs on the Detective model with good results...
I was going to post my own discovery of that (probably on the same forum). It looks like the 18-pound CZ-75 springs should do the trick. However, the same guy who reported using CZ-75 springs also reported that the locking lugs on his detective experienced peening: http://handgunsandammo.proboards36.com/index.cgi?board=fnhipower&action=display&thread=1131326003

If I recall correctly, peened barrel lugs indicate that the recoil spring has not soaked up enough barrel/slide momentum by the time the barrel engages with the cam, so the lugs get scraped over each other. Can anyone provide any insight on this? If I do get a Detective, I'd like to ensure its longevity.

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