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Offline Hewy

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Hammer spring
« on: August 07, 2019, 05:31:04 PM »
I know this has been talked about for years, but got to bring it up again.
How to make the hammer a little easier to cock. ?
Cut a slot in the spring , grind material off edges, grind material off to make the spring thinner,
Make it shorter. ^y% even install a Colt spring .Out of  the above......... has anyone done any successfully ?
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Re: Hammer spring
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2019, 08:47:05 PM »
Of course!!

 Thining the width (full length) is the best way. The slot cut or "hour glassing"  will lead to early failure.
Keep some water close by so that you can keep the spring cool (I dunk it with each pass). I use a bench grinder and a little technique and wah lah!! (merican for viola!!) Go slow and be methodical.  When you get the pull you want,  (check often. ) sand the edges you just ground so the grain will go the full length, top to bottom. Polish.

 There, easy as pie!! Well, with a little practice it will be!

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Re: Hammer spring
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2019, 08:58:42 PM »
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Re: Hammer spring
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2019, 10:06:26 AM »
Ok Mike, glad you jumped in. I had reservations about the listed methods , width reducing seems best . Thanks
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Re: Hammer spring
« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2019, 12:42:16 PM »
Isn't that Wollf spring too short on the bottom end to work without slipping off?  GF

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Re: Hammer spring
« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2019, 12:55:49 PM »
Hi GrayFox, that Wolff spring fits both Uberti and Pietta 1858's perfectly.

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