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Post by Bestdentist99 5/28/2022, 10:23 pm

I need to replace the firing pin spring in my wad gun 45 ACP Range Officer. The only replacements I can find are Extra Power springs. What are the recommendations for replacement of the original spring?
Is EP spring ok as a replacement? Are original springs EP?
Thanks.

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Post by Tim:H11 5/28/2022, 10:35 pm

More qualified gunsmiths should be along to answer this in short time, but in my experience, when I first started shooting a 45 I had a SA RO. It didn’t work out for me and I quickly commissioned a wad gun built out of a SA Mil Spec. But when I had the RO, I used a reduced power hammer spring in conjunction with a reduced power recoil spring. The reduced power hammer spring, plus a light weight firing pin that SA uses, plus a heavy firing pin spring, did not work well. I had lots of light strikes. I switched to a steel firing pin of correct diameter for the gun, and a standard weight firing pin spring. These parts worked well with my reduced power hammer spring. At least this is what I recall. Again, I shortly commissioned a real wad gun, and the RO was transformed into the lower that my Nelson rides on. And I still have my Nelson and that lower combination today. Hope this helps.
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Post by NukeMMC 5/29/2022, 6:32 am

I just replaced the Ti firing pin and spring in my RO with an EGW 0.075" o/s firing pin and used the extra power spring from one of my Wolff recoil spring packs. Just ran 150rds thru it with no issues at all.
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Post by PMcfall 5/30/2022, 10:19 am

Over the years, every time I order a recoil spring it also includes a firing pin spring which I assume is standard power.  Therefore I have several of them and will send you one if you'll send me you address.
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Post by Bestdentist99 5/30/2022, 12:58 pm

Hi Phil,
I really appreciate your help.
I ordered a standard and XP set from Wolff just in case.
I’ll put the spring in I ordered and will try them; if it doesn’t work I’ll reach out to you.
Thank you, again!
Have a great Memorial Day!

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