Walker trigger/bolt spring.


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Skinny 1950
July 3, 2013, 03:36 AM
I have a lot of 1851's and have replaced a lot of trigger /bolt springs, I just got a Walker which has the same problem.
The question is: Can a trigger/bolt spring from an 1851 be of any use in a Walker?
I really don't want to take one of my 1851's apart to find out.
Thanks for any input.

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kituwa
July 3, 2013, 04:36 AM
No it wont fit the walker. The walker spring is a good bit bigger than the one in a 1851.You can make one for the walker out of a piece of spring wire or piano wire though.I think there is a thread here on THR on how to do that. If you are going to order a replacment spring for your walker, i think there is a diffrence in the spring for the Umberti walker and those made by ASM too.

Smokin'Joe
July 3, 2013, 05:52 AM
It works for other Colt style revolvers, not sure about a Walker. Let us know if it does work for you.

Joe

http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=623759

4v50 Gary
July 3, 2013, 10:56 AM
Try modifying an old fashion bobby pin as a spring.

45 Dragoon
July 3, 2013, 01:58 PM
For what it's worth, you may not have so much breakage if you will put a thin metal washer/spacer under the flat trig./bolt spring. This will take some of the un-needed travel out of the spring and you can "dial in" trig. weight and bolt pressure following the orig. curve. Keep in mind, it wont take much "tuning" to make a big difference! Don't let the springs rub against the sides of the frame either, I use part of a feeler gauge when tightening the spring and remove afterwards.


45 Dragoon

Skinny 1950
July 3, 2013, 10:37 PM
Thanks for the help with this..I am going to try the safety pin modification for the bolt as the trigger part of the original spring is still OK.

Skinny 1950
July 6, 2013, 01:54 AM
Update...I bought some safety pins and found that the coil on the end of the pins was too wide to go in the slot of the bolt so I cut a straight length out of the pin and wrapped it around the bolt shaft and up so that the trigger guard would hold it in.
It works great now with a solid lock-up so off to the range tomorrow to try it out.
Again thanks for the tips,it saved me a couple of weeks waiting for parts.

Smokin'Joe
July 7, 2013, 03:41 PM
Skinny, I had a safety pin with a thick coil like yours and I removed a little metal on both sides of the coil with a file and a stone. I worked just fine after this bit of gun-smithing. I hope your mod worked well. Post a photo of your repair if you can.
Joe

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