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Browning hi power tool

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing and Repairs' started by 10X, Jul 17, 2006.

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  1. 10X

    10X Member

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    When changing the hammer spring from factory to a lighter one is there a tool to unscrew/screw the nut from the hammer strut or a tool to take the tension off of the spring.

    I can't remove the nut with fingers and don't wish to use needlenose pliers and scar the nut.

    Thanks.
     
  2. HankC

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    I did it by holding the hammer strut in a vise, press down hammer spring with a plier between the two wire cutting blades then hand screw the nut off. Not easy but get the job done.
     
  3. Jim K

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    I used to have a tool with a slot in it and tapered "arms" to slip round the strut and compress the spring. It came in handy with a number of guns that have coil mainsprings.

    Jim
     
  4. 10X

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    Jim, that sounds like a very useful tool. Any idea where to locate one?
     
  5. Harold Mayo

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    Same as HankC.

    I've also wrapped the spring with several turns of thin copper wire and pulled it down that way so that I could unscrew the nut with fingers.

    Changing out the hammer spring on a hi-power is one of my least favorite gun-related tasks.
     
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