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Megastar Replacement Spring

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Drakejake, Apr 2, 2003.

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  1. Drakejake

    Drakejake Member

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    I have a Star Megastar that is failing to fully load. After firing a shot, the slide doesn't go all the way into battery. A gentle push will insert the round all the way into the chamber and allow the next shot to be fired. Although there may a little too much friction, which is stopping the slide from going into battery, I believe that a recoil srping which is a couple of pounds stronger would fully load the round. I cannot find any replacement Megastar springs, and the factory spring would probably be too weak to solve my problem. Would I be insane to buy a couple of Colt Elite 10mm springs from Wolff for about $8 a piece and try them in my Megastar? I have polished the ramp and chamber to reduce friction in loading the round.

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    Drakejake
     
  2. Kags1969

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    Im not familiar with that gun, but you might try looking up wolff springs on the internet, I think that they have a ton of aftermarket stuff for all the majors.

    Kags

    Nevermind I just read the rest of your post. Email or Call wolf and see what they have to say. They are the spring experts as it were.
     
  3. railroader

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    Drakejake, if you have a caliber maybe measure your guide rod and spring diameter and post them. Maybe someone here can give you some suggestions. Mark
     
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  4. Ed Ely

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    Drakejake - I think that is an excellent
    idea. Wollf can normally solve 99%
    spring problems.

    You must have surely shot the heck out
    of that machine.

    Ed
     
  5. Drakejake

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    No, the failure to go into battery happened with the first mag I fired with this slightly used Megastar. I have the Wolff catalog and have exchanged messages with them. They are very helpful but want very precise measurements of the original spring. I am still thinking about getting a couple of Delta Elite springs of different strengths and trying them out. I have also polished the ramp and the chamber.

    Thanks,

    Drakejake
     
  6. Ed Ely

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    If I remember correctly, SARCO bought
    all the remaining stock of parts and such
    from the defunct importer, Interarms.

    Might check with them also. Wish you
    luck. Here is a Star site -

    www.donttouchme.com/star/index.html

    Ed
     
  7. railroader

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    Try M&M gunsmithing (703) 739-2150. The guy use to work for interarms. I have bought firestar parts from him. If he doesn't have the spring maybe he knows of a replacement spring that might work. Mark
     
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