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Wilson Mag spring & Follower Kits

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing and Repairs' started by 45 Carry, Jun 2, 2004.

  1. 45 Carry

    45 Carry New Member

    Oct 30, 2003
    St. Louis Area
    This weekend I was shooting my Norinco for the first time after installing Wilson Springs and Followers in three mags. I had never had a misfeed or failure to lock open after the last round until this weekend.

    After about twenty some odd rounds the first round (FMJ round nose Winchester white box) would get stuck going into the barrel. The other rounds all fed correctly. Also the slide stopped locking back after the last round. The functioning improved but not completely at about the 100th round.

    The follower catches the slide lock by about 1/16 of an inch. It seemed to work with the slide removed.

    Any feedback?
  2. Sean Smith

    Sean Smith Senior Member

    Dec 28, 2002
    I used their follower kit made for 10mm mags a while back, the follower SPLIT IN TWO on the first trip to the range. :scrutiny:

    Always had great luck with their .45 magazines, but the spring/follower kit was a dud.
  3. meathammer

    meathammer Active Member

    Jan 2, 2003
    Milwaukee, WI
    I purchased about a half dozen Wilson spring/follower kits. Installed them in the GI type magazines Springfield Armory sells (Metalform I believe).

    I've had good luck with them. All of the mags work like a charm in both of my SA 1911s.
  4. M2HMGHB

    M2HMGHB Member

    Dec 24, 2002
    The country of New Jersey surrounded by states.
    If the mag is muckin about try the new spring with the old follower. Sometimes the followers are a bit finicky, i have them in 4-5 mags and they work pretty good, cept for the followers.

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