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Hammerli 215 Recoil Spring

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Post by gjoyce3 Mon Jun 26, 2023 10:38 am

I ordered fresh 208 springs from interarms for my 215 (two stage trigger).  The springs I received do not work - they will not compress enough to allow the slide to be replaced.  The amount I would have to trim off seems quite excessive, maybe a centimeter of the fully compressed length.

My expectation was that most everything was more or less swappable as betwixt the 208 and 215.  Has anyone else run into this?

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Post by jglenn21 Mon Jun 26, 2023 7:17 pm

I'll bet you used their standard spring.. I had heard of issues with that so I ordered their lightweight spring for my 208s. Works fine

You might check with redfeather outfitters to see if they have the recoil spring

Yes the 208 and 215 are the same basic pistol. The 215 is less polished than the 208


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Post by DA/SA Mon Jun 26, 2023 8:19 pm

I also purchased a couple of standard springs from Interarms, since Red Feather was out of stock, and had no luck with them. 

I waited until Red Feather had springs in stock and all was well again.
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Post by gjoyce3 Tue Jun 27, 2023 9:48 am

These springs were from Red Feather - They are indicated as being from Interarms on the site.  I will reach out to the store.  Thanks for letting me know that my 215 was not some oddball.

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Post by DA/SA Tue Jun 27, 2023 10:45 am

The springs I got from Red Feather were from Walther.
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Post by Pbmoser1954 Tue Jun 27, 2023 1:54 pm

I as well purchased a 208S recoil spring. It would not function. Local Gunsmith looked at it and said it was the wrong spring. So I ordered another spring from red feather and I will be trying not.
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Post by Black_Talon Tue Jun 27, 2023 7:20 pm

FWIW, years ago I measured a bunch of original 208 recoil springs, and this is what I came up with:

OAL: 5.400" (give or take .100")

Diameter: .197"

Wire size: .0245"
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Post by fc60 Wed Jun 28, 2023 11:01 am

Black_Talon wrote:FWIW, years ago I measured a bunch of original 208 recoil springs, and this is what I came up with:

OAL: 5.400" (give or take .100")

Diameter: .197"

Wire size: .0245"
Greetings,

How many coils?

Cheers,

Dave
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Post by gjoyce3 Wed Jun 28, 2023 12:16 pm

I contacted Jim at Red Feather.  He will be sending me a Walther spring to try.  Hopefully that will work.

On an good note - Jim was very fast to respond and truly came across as wanting to help.

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Post by Jack H Wed Jun 28, 2023 2:03 pm

In 2016 I sent an Hammerli spring to Alan as a sample.  The spring was from a Larry's parts kit purchased some time before that.  In return Alan sent me 10 springs that I believe are copies of the Hammerli spring.
I just put one of Alan's springs in a 208s.  It fit and seems to have proper function.  Right now I have the 10 springs from Alan. And 14 more probably from Larry, but I do not know for sure how and why I have that many. Smile 

And FWIW I removed an original spring from another 208s.  Even well used, it s about 3/8 longer than the new springs from Alan and Larry.  Also it is firmly captured on the plunger.  Removal would probably damage the spring.
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Post by Black_Talon Wed Jun 28, 2023 7:41 pm

fc60 wrote:
Greetings,

How many coils?

Cheers,

Dave

Ah! Good question Grasshopper!

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Post by NukeMMC Wed Feb 21, 2024 3:10 pm

Next questions:
- weight to fully compress?
- length when fully compressed?
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