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Walker trigger/bolt spring.

Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by Skinny 1950, Jul 3, 2013.

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  1. Skinny 1950

    Skinny 1950 Member

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    I have a lot of 1851's and have replaced a lot of trigger /bolt springs, I just got a Walker which has the same problem.
    The question is: Can a trigger/bolt spring from an 1851 be of any use in a Walker?
    I really don't want to take one of my 1851's apart to find out.
    Thanks for any input.
     
  2. kituwa

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    No it wont fit the walker. The walker spring is a good bit bigger than the one in a 1851.You can make one for the walker out of a piece of spring wire or piano wire though.I think there is a thread here on THR on how to do that. If you are going to order a replacment spring for your walker, i think there is a diffrence in the spring for the Umberti walker and those made by ASM too.
     
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  4. 4v50 Gary

    4v50 Gary Moderator Staff Member

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    Try modifying an old fashion bobby pin as a spring.
     
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    For what it's worth, you may not have so much breakage if you will put a thin metal washer/spacer under the flat trig./bolt spring. This will take some of the un-needed travel out of the spring and you can "dial in" trig. weight and bolt pressure following the orig. curve. Keep in mind, it wont take much "tuning" to make a big difference! Don't let the springs rub against the sides of the frame either, I use part of a feeler gauge when tightening the spring and remove afterwards.


    45 Dragoon
     
  6. Skinny 1950

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    Thanks for the help with this..I am going to try the safety pin modification for the bolt as the trigger part of the original spring is still OK.
     
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    Update...I bought some safety pins and found that the coil on the end of the pins was too wide to go in the slot of the bolt so I cut a straight length out of the pin and wrapped it around the bolt shaft and up so that the trigger guard would hold it in.
    It works great now with a solid lock-up so off to the range tomorrow to try it out.
    Again thanks for the tips,it saved me a couple of weeks waiting for parts.
     
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    Skinny, I had a safety pin with a thick coil like yours and I removed a little metal on both sides of the coil with a file and a stone. I worked just fine after this bit of gun-smithing. I hope your mod worked well. Post a photo of your repair if you can.
    Joe
     
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