Anyone manage to replace the spring in a metalform magazine?

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Anyone manage to replace the spring in a metalform magazine?

Post by zanemoseley on 1/20/2017, 11:21 am

I've been having an issue with the last round failing to go into battery since replacing an extractor. It works fine with a dummy under the last round so I figured the springs may be getting a bit weak, I have 8 metalform mags I inherited when I bought a used wad gun, mine have a welded base on them.

The magazines have the curved followers and don't appear to come out like a flat steel follower. Are these basically disposable? I bought the 5% extra power Wolff springs but it appear I wont be able to use them.

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Re: Anyone manage to replace the spring in a metalform magazine?

Post by jglenn21 on 1/20/2017, 11:36 am

push the follower down in the mag and then use a nail or scribe through one of the mag holes below the follower to hold the spring  in place.


turn the mag upside down and shake it to get the follower free... then just work it out of the mag.. it will come out.. I've replaced all the spring in my Metalforms with 6 lb springs so it's not bad to do.


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Post by zanemoseley on 1/20/2017, 3:03 pm

I'll give it another go but I tried exactly what you describe.

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Post by AllAces on 1/20/2017, 3:36 pm

Once you get the first one out and back in it gets easier. I installed six pound springs and Clark followers.
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Re: Anyone manage to replace the spring in a metalform magazine?

Post by zanemoseley on 1/22/2017, 10:56 am

Well I finally figured it out. The rounded followers are pretty darn tricky to get in and out. 

On a bright note between the new magazine springs and filing on my extractor I fixed my problem with failure to go into battery on the occasional last round of the magazine. The magazines sure are harder to load now lol, they were probably loose as a goose before.

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