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CheckMate Springs

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing and Repairs' started by ColColt, May 15, 2013.

  1. ColColt

    ColColt Well-Known Member

    Some time back...maybe even a year or so ago, 1911tuner talked about the best springs to put in the CheckMate magazines and I've forgotten over time which or what it was. Anyone remember or can point me to that thread? I couldn't find it.
  2. rbernie

    rbernie Well-Known Member

    Probably Wolff XPs...
  3. Jim Watson

    Jim Watson Well-Known Member

  4. JRH6856

    JRH6856 Well-Known Member

    11lb Wolff with the 7 round CMI, Wolff 5% XP with the 8 round.
  5. saltydog452

    saltydog452 Well-Known Member

    Faded memory

    If I remember right, if you order direct from Checkmate, spiffier strings are available.

    Maybe unlikely for a local Gun Emporium to have them in stock.

    Wolff would be second choice through Brownells.


    EDIT: Virgil Tripp did ( still does?) use ISMI magazine springs in his 7-8 rd Cobra magazines. Don't know how well the ISMI springs will play with the std GI 'pimpled' follower.

    Last edited: May 16, 2013

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