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Where to find Wolff Extra Power Magazine Springs?

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing and Repairs' started by Dorrin79, Apr 26, 2004.

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  1. Dorrin79

    Dorrin79 Member

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    Decided after my last range excursion to go ahead and 'upgrade' (retrofit?) my 8-rd chip mccormick powermags, with their incredibly weak springs, into usable magazines by replacing said springs.

    But I seem to be having trouble finding them! Are their any online stores that carry them?

    Thanks
     
  2. twowheel

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    Try www.gunsprings.com; that's the Wolff web site.

    I've purchased many of their mag, recoil and firing pin springs directly.
     
  3. Dorrin79

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    thanks!

    I was started to get irritated when none of the big parts outlets had them...

    Edit to add: Sweet - ordered them just now (and a new recoil spring, while i was at it)
     
  4. 1911Tuner

    1911Tuner Moderator Emeritus

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    Big bad Wolffs

    This one came a little late....due to brainfart...No excuse sir!

    Call 1-800-741-0015 and talk to the nice lady. Tell her that you want
    part number 969-714-610 ($7.50) single spring... or 969-714-630 for a 3-pack. ($17.30) plus shipping. They accept Visa and Mastercard. Order a
    catalog while you're at it for just about anything you'll ever need that's
    firearms related.

    Luck!

    Tuner
     
  5. Denny Hansen

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    Yo Tuner! Glad to see I'm not the only one who has Brownells number memorized:D

    Denny
     
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    1911Tuner Moderator Emeritus

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    Memories...

    Denny said:

    Yo Tuner! Glad to see I'm not the only one who has Brownells number memorized.

    heh...The crew that answers the phones recognize my dang voice!

    "Hi Johnny! How's the weather in North Carolina this week?":D

    By the way...The part numbers on those springs that I posted above are
    for 8-round magazines. The 7-rounders take a different number. The
    above numbers are supposed to work in Officer's Model type magazines too, but most need to have a full coil clipped in order to allow 6 rounds
    in the mag.

    Cheers all!

    Tuner
     
  7. Dorrin79

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    Tuner - thanks! Next time I need to order some I'll just give them a call

    I have a question for you, though - why do McCormick mags come with such pathetically weak springs to begin with? Is there any situation in which a light spring is actually preferred?
     
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    Weak McCormick Springs

    Howdy Dorrin,

    The Shooting Stars(Metalforms) are the ones that are undersprung.
    Powermags have very good springs, and I have a suspicion that
    Chip stuffs'em with Wolff springs. You can effectively turn a SS into a Powermag with a spring swap. You just won't have the removeable
    base. You can, however, remove the huge slam pad for a flush-fit
    8-round mag that will work well in 90% of the pistols that you try it in.

    Luck!

    Tuner
     
  9. Dorrin79

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    Ah - that;s the deal, then - cause mine are all Shooting Stars.

    Perhaps next time I'll just buy the powermags and take off the pad (I hate non-flush fitting mags) and save myself the $ and trouble of upgrading my SS's

    As always, I appreciate your insights!
     
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    hmmm...

    You might be better off keeping the SStars if they're the SS shooting stars instead of the carbon variety...They just need the springs and maybe tighten up the lips a bit, or even a lil' polishin'...Might be cheaper, don't know what they cost in the first place...Good Luck though, sounds like yer' on the down side of this one..g2[​IMG]
     
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