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FM Detective compact Hi-Power recoil springs

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Candiru, Jan 17, 2006.

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  1. Candiru

    Candiru Member

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    I'm thinking about buying an FM Detective compact Hi-Power, which is basically the Hi-Power's version of a Commander-length gun. However, I'm worried that the non-standard spring setup FM uses for the shorter slide may be difficult to replace. Thus far, it appears that my suspicions may be correct: I can't seem to find any online information on replacement recoil springs.

    Does anyone know where I can find replacement recoil springs for a Detective Hi-Power slide?
     
  2. railroader

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    I have used hipower springs in my cz 75b. Well wolf gunsprings uses the same springs for cz and witness pistols. Maybe you could use a witness spring for a compact model. They sell them in different weights. Mark
     
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    Please delete if this is not permitted, but i think the answer is somewhere on the 1911forum.com
    I remember this being a question over there. I'd link you, but i get THR at work but not 1911 or TFL
     
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    Vitamin G:

    I'm pretty certain it's absolutely acceptable to link to resources on other forums, so long as they're cogent to the discussion, so feel free t'link us up when you get home.

    ~GnSx
     
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    Someone on another forum has said he has used CZ 75 springs on the Detective model with good results...
     
  6. Candiru

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    I was going to post my own discovery of that (probably on the same forum). It looks like the 18-pound CZ-75 springs should do the trick. However, the same guy who reported using CZ-75 springs also reported that the locking lugs on his detective experienced peening: http://handgunsandammo.proboards36.com/index.cgi?board=fnhipower&action=display&thread=1131326003

    If I recall correctly, peened barrel lugs indicate that the recoil spring has not soaked up enough barrel/slide momentum by the time the barrel engages with the cam, so the lugs get scraped over each other. Can anyone provide any insight on this? If I do get a Detective, I'd like to ensure its longevity.
     
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