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Wolff Springs

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by MoreIsLess, Aug 10, 2012.

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  1. MoreIsLess

    MoreIsLess Member

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    I recently order a 14# recoil spring from Wolff for my Springfield Range Officer. They do not have springs specific to each manufacturer, they are only listed as being for a Colt Government 1911. I assume this will work OK in Springfield 1911. I noticed when I removed the stock spring that came with my RO from the factory that the one I purchased from Wolff was about 1/4 inch longer than the factory one. Will this cause a problem?
     
  2. 2wheels

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    I'd bet it should be fine, it is a brand new spring so it's not unusual that it's longer.
     
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    I replaced the factory spring in my CZ-82 w/ a wolff 16 lb spring and it was a good 1/2" longer than the factory one. Made a huge difference in recoil also. Tamed it nicely.
     
  4. Walt Sherrill

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    New recoil springs will ALWAYS be longer than ones that have been used in the gun. The new spring (in a CZ-82 or -83), once used, will shorten some -- maybe as much as 1/2". (Coil springs take a "set" with use; this is normal, expected, and anticipated by the spring makers and gun designers.)
     
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    I went the opposite direction and dropped a 17# spring in my competition gun. After comparing it to my old spring, I was surprised the gun ran in the first place, it was about 1"+ longer than the old spring. Feels like a brand new gun though.
     
  6. Drail

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    The new spring isn't too long, the old one is too short.
     
  7. Patrick Gookin

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    My brother in law has a Springfield 1911 and the spring that came from the factory felt like a 14# spring. A 16# lb spring is supposedly ideal, but 14# works just fine. I use a 14# spring. If the pistol won't reliably strip new rounds from the magazine, drop a heavier spring in.
     
  8. 1911Tuner

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    It is a 14-pound spring. If you test the spring on a new Colt Government model, you'll probably find that it's also about 14 pounds.

    If the pistol won't strip a round and go to battery reliably with a 14 pound spring, it's time to find out why.
     
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