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Hi-Power Spring replacement

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by devildog4329, Mar 5, 2010.

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  1. devildog4329

    devildog4329 Member

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    Hi everyone.

    So I am thinking of replacing the springs on my FEG Hi-Power. Recoil, trigger, and whatever else i can. So my questions are what springs should i replace and what company should i buy from. Also is there there just a kit i can buy from say Wolf?

    The reasons for replacing springs are. 1, trigger is just a little bit to light. 2, I am having a 1-2 FTE every couple hundred rounds.

    Also if there is anything anyone would do to make the Hi-Power more reliable i would appreciate the input.
     
  2. rellascout

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    Wolf Springs are the way to go.
     
  3. possum

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    i agree wolff springs are the way to go, and they are what i use, with great results for a long time. I buy from brownells.

    also you might want to look at changing your mag springs also.
     
  4. blitzen

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    Might need to have your extractor looked at, tuned up or replaced. Most Hi-Powers are very reliable. Some Hi-Power clones, not so much.
     
  5. Harold Mayo

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    Wolff

    Just get regular-power springs for everything. If you really want to mess with it a little, you can do the following:

    Replace recoil spring with an 18.5# one (factory is 17#)
    Replace the trigger return spring with an extra-power one
    Replace the 32# mainspring with a lighter one but don't go below 26#
    I would replace the extractor spring with a fresh one if you are having problems but you might need to replace the extractor itself. Hi-powers are famously reliable and you shouldn't be having that sort of failure to extract, even with the FEG clones (my experience has been that they are no different than FN/Browning hi-powers).
     
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    Good suggestions, but.....

    if you're having that few FTE's for 200 rds, maybe you should just clean and lube a little more often (assuming you don't already). We're all wanting and expecting absolute reliability, but 2 or 3 could just mean a less than firm grip or some other problem which has nothing to do with the springs.

    Changing the springs as suggested may fix your few FTE's, but it has been my experience that as soon as I start changing things (and I will be the first to admit that I'm no gunsmith), that's when things really start to go south.


    On the other hand it might work. If it doesn't, you can always change back to the old springs.
     
  7. devildog4329

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    Thanks for all the replies. I will check do a little more research before i start changinh things. Again thanks for the responses.
     
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