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Recoil Spring Testing Tool?

Post by Axehandle on Sat Jun 20, 2015 9:35 am

So,  What I'm thinking is just a steel rod stuck vertical in a stable base.  Cut 1 inch graduations the length of the rod.  Made a base weight that is 7 or 8 pounds.  Beyond that use the weights off a trigger check set to increase the weight.  Put the spring on the rod and then load weights until you get one inch of compression.    Am I understanding the concept right?  The idea is to quantitatively know what the spring in the gun is when it works good so that an exact duplicate spring can be produced when necessary.

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Re: Recoil Spring Testing Tool?

Post by DavidR on Sat Jun 20, 2015 10:26 am

there are many informative articles on building them on the net. Or buy one from dillion for 30 something bucks like I did.
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Post by sixftunda on Sat Jun 20, 2015 10:45 am

Steve Bathje makes a recoil spring tester and a main spring tester.  I have both and they work very well.

http://www.ebay.com/sch/rrpmi/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_from=&_ipg=&_trksid=p3686
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Re: Recoil Spring Testing Tool?

Post by Axehandle on Sat Jun 20, 2015 11:09 am

Excellent!  Thanks guys...  Knew it had to be something easy.

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Re: Recoil Spring Testing Tool?

Post by LenV on Sat Jun 20, 2015 11:11 am

I posted this pic in an earlier post but will post again for you. This works really well and easy to calibrate also cheap.

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Post by GrumpyOldMan on Wed Jun 24, 2015 3:34 pm

Um, at what compressed length do we read the poundage???

I might have known this once...

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Post by james r chapman on Wed Jun 24, 2015 6:51 pm

pretty good info

on spring testing...
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Re: Recoil Spring Testing Tool?

Post by Bubba Blaster on Thu Jun 25, 2015 7:04 am

http://store.securefirearmproducts.com/product_info.php?products_id=87

I have this spring tester and I'm real happy with it. Also can test hammer springs.

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Post by Magnusbullets on Sun Jul 05, 2015 10:16 am

Get steve's

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Re: Recoil Spring Testing Tool?

Post by jglenn21 on Sun Jul 05, 2015 10:38 am

Steve's Dillon 45acp seating die is the cats ***


works very well and made perfectly.... I load H&G 68s as well as #130s .
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To craft a load, you need this tester

Post by Mac2 on Sun Jul 05, 2015 9:10 pm

Bubba Blaster wrote:http://store.securefirearmproducts.com/product_info.php?products_id=87

I have this spring tester and I'm real happy with it. Also can test hammer springs.

This effective recoil-spring (5 inch 1911) and mainspring tester is also available from Brownel's.   It works. 
The new, striker-fired, full-size, good-trigger Sig P320 has a similar recoil spring, but one will need to find the right amount of compression (distance) to test its recoil springs.  Same thought applies to other springs.
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