Hoppes Ethan Allen Pepperbox


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josiewales
March 17, 2012, 03:08 PM
Hi guys,
I just got a Hoppes Ethen Allen Pepperbox. I was working the action(not dry firing btw) and the spring broke:fire::cuss::banghead::confused::mad:. My question is; where can I get another spring. I looked at dixie gun works but, that was a no go. Any help would be really appreciated. Thanks.

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Chawbaccer
March 17, 2012, 07:34 PM
That a flat spring? Used to be that if you sent the broken spring pieces to Dixie, they would get you one that would work.

arcticap
March 18, 2012, 02:49 AM
You may need to make one yourself or find a good black powder gunsmith that will make one for you.
Or perhaps a similar spring can be found that can be modified to work.
A pamphlet that is highly recommended by some of the many spring makers on the American Longrifles Forum is Simplified V-Springs Manual by Kit Ravenshear which is sold by Dixie Gun Works.

http://www.dixiegunworks.com/product_info.php?cPath=22_112&products_id=1761

Dixie also sells spring stock in 5 different thickness to use for making a variety of springs.

MI0401 Spring Stock - 1/8" Thick $3.75
MI0402 Spring Stock - 3/32" Thick $3.75
MI0403 Spring Stock - 1/16" Thick $3.75
MI0404 Spring Stock - 3/64" Thick $3.75
MI0405 Spring Stock - 1/32" Thick $3.75

http://www.dixiegunworks.com/advanced_search_result.php?keywords=spring&sort=2a&&page=2

There's also many helpful threads on ALR about how to make springs:

http://americanlongrifles.org/forum/index.php?topic=1938.0

http://americanlongrifles.org/forum/index.php?topic=17829.0

http://americanlongrifles.org/forum/index.php?topic=19141.0

josiewales
March 18, 2012, 08:31 AM
Thanks a lot guys.

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