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NightHawk And Springfield Range Officer

Post by Astroimage2002 on 6/13/2014, 8:06 pm

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Hello All, 

   Is anyone shooting a NightHawk 22 conversion on a Springfield Range Officer frame? If you are, can you tell me what you had to do to the frame to get it to run reliably? With the stock Range Officer frame I cannot complete a string of 5 shots without a malfunction... Usually I have a "click no bang"... Slide did not go closed... ANY help would be appreciated, I want to convert the RO to a hardball gun once I can get it cycling right. 

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Re: NightHawk And Springfield Range Officer

Post by gitkrunk on 6/20/2014, 6:40 pm

Should run fine now
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Re: NightHawk And Springfield Range Officer

Post by Astroimage2002 on 6/21/2014, 10:25 am

All, 

A short trip to the range today with Range Officer #1 and the NightHawk .22 conversion. I am happy to report that I had NO "click no bang" issues. This tells me that the conversion went into battery EVERY time with the new mainspring setup. The trip was a short one, I only fired 30 rounds of SK Std. Plus. I hope to go back to the range again Sunday with some Eley Sport and see if the conversion will run that. 

Experienced one odd extraction issue while sooting it though. An empty case somehow turned 180 degrees and landed over the extractor so when it was heading for battery the extractor was shoved into the case. A fluke or a symptom of something else? 

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Re: NightHawk And Springfield Range Officer

Post by Rob Kovach on 6/21/2014, 12:29 pm

I used to have that problem...It was very infrequent--again I believe it was caused by insufficient slide speed.  Are you still using the 8lb recoil spring?  I would drop down to the 7lb and see if it works even better.

Did the weight of your trigger pull change much?
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Post by Astroimage2002 on 6/21/2014, 12:50 pm

Hi Rob, 

Thank you for the reply. 

I am using the stock recoil spring. Don't know what strength it is but I will assume that it is 8 pounds. Do you remember what spring you ended up with and where you bought it so I can get one on order? 

The trigger pull seems to be lighter but I do not have a way of checking it. I can tell you that it is still heavy enough to show my POOR trigger actuating skill. In sustained fire everything hit the paper in the lower left quadrant. Pretty much the same area that I hit with my 45! This is exactly why I wanted the conversion in the first place. 

I cannot thank you and the other posters enough! 

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Post by gitkrunk on 6/21/2014, 1:39 pm

I know marvel sells the springs and are color coded for lbs. you can check yours and give them a call monday.
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Post by Astroimage2002 on 6/21/2014, 1:43 pm

Will do and THANK YOU!

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Re: NightHawk And Springfield Range Officer

Post by gitkrunk on 6/21/2014, 2:06 pm

I know white is 6
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Re: NightHawk And Springfield Range Officer

Post by Astroimage2002 on 6/21/2014, 2:18 pm

I do not see any added color on the spring. It looks "weirdly blue" according to my wife and daughter Smile 

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Re: NightHawk And Springfield Range Officer

Post by Rob Kovach on 6/21/2014, 8:05 pm

I like the color coded springs from Marvel.  They have color codings on everything except 9lb.

I like using 6s and 7s.  If you use high velocity, then 8 or 9 would be appropriate.

You would know if you had a color coded spring...one end would be painted--the rest would be "weirdly blue".
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Re: NightHawk And Springfield Range Officer

Post by Astroimage2002 on 6/21/2014, 8:16 pm

no high velocity here... So I'll call them and get new ones on the way =->

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