Bullseye-L Forum
Would you like to react to this message? Create an account in a few clicks or log in to continue.

Dry fire and spring life

2 posters

Go down

Dry fire and spring life Empty Dry fire and spring life

Post by Jwhelan939 1/23/2020, 4:11 am

How often do y'all change recoil, hammer, and firing pin springs? How much does dry fire play into spring life? Ty for the time!


Posts : 750
Join date : 2013-04-27
Age : 38
Location : Kintnersville, PA

Back to top Go down

Dry fire and spring life Empty Re: Dry fire and spring life

Post by 243winxb 1/24/2020, 7:54 am

Coil springs i have never changed.  This includes my old High Standard 107  & Colt Gold Cup 45 acp, both from the 1970s. I did test the recoil spring of the High Standard. It was ok.

Flat spring/strain screw  was changed in my S&W M28 when i installed a new hammer nose (firing pin). 
I have seen flat springs in Winchester lever actions  become weak from age. Flat spring are likely to break at times. 

If  dry firing, use snap caps. To many other parts receive wear thats not wanted. Imo.   I never dry fire. Train with a 22 lr. 

If its not broke , dont fix it.  I am age 75 & lazy , shooting about 2 times a week.

Posts : 316
Join date : 2013-12-01
Age : 77
Location : USA

Back to top Go down

Back to top

Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum