Putting the main spring into a Remington


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batjka
October 13, 2008, 12:14 PM
Came home after the range session with my Pietta 1958 Remington, took it all apart and cleaned thoroughly. The problem I had was with putting the main spring in. After struggling with the spring for a good half hour I took pliers, grabbed the spring against the frame, bent it with my fingers and hammered it in place using a screwdriver handle. There's got to be an easier way to install it! Please enlighten me, I don't want to struggle like this again!
Thanks.

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sundance44s
October 13, 2008, 12:22 PM
It gets easyer just give it some thought ....here`s how I do it , and its real easy ...I use a pair of vise grips pliers ..adjust the bite of the pliers to clamp on the edge of the base of the spring , covering just half of the base from one side , line the top up under the hammer roller and bend while inserting the base into the frame slot , release the vise grips , and tap that part of the base the rest of the way in with a wooden mallet , or screwdriver handle ...takes about 15 seconds .
When you get good at it , you`ll be able to do it with a regular pair of pliers , it will just take a strong grip .

Mike 56
October 13, 2008, 12:24 PM
Hold the spring with your thumb put the hammer in place and insert the hammer screw. I think you are putting the hammer screw in before you are installing the hammer spring.

Mike

mike6975
October 13, 2008, 02:04 PM
i know this has been posted already bit this should give him a visual(not the groovy kind) of how it's done.:D



mike

http://www.alliancelink.com/srrs/articles/1858disassembly.htm

DixieTexian
October 13, 2008, 02:29 PM
I just put the hammer in first, without the screw. Then I put the hammer spring in, and push the hammer down with my thumb until I can get the screw in. Then I thighten the little screw for the spring. Works pretty well for me, and I don't need any tools other than a screw driver.

Mike 56
October 13, 2008, 09:14 PM
DixieTexian I just put the hammer in first, without the screw. Then I put the hammer spring in, and push the hammer down with my thumb until I can get the screw in. Then I thighten the little screw for the spring. Works pretty well for me, and I don't need any tools other than a screw driver.

+1 That's how i do it. You explained it a lot better.

Mike

Hellgate
October 14, 2008, 01:15 AM
I clamp the grip frame in a leather padded vise upside down along the backstrap. I have the hammer already installed. I put the spring tip under the hammer roller and then I push the base of the mainspring into the slot with the end of a 1" diameter hardwood dowel (section of a shovel handle). It takes two hands but I am not marring the gun with metal tools that could slip.

Smokin_Gun
October 14, 2008, 05:30 AM
What'll help is to polish or .0005" less off the base of the mainspring so as it slides in and out of the frame freely. Then with the Hammer installed first so you don't mess up the frame's threads, place the top of the mainspring under the hammer wheel with the base of mainspring in place and press the base into the frame.

SG

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