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Old January 26th, 2011, 03:19 AM   #1
 
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sp101 springs?

how many springs are in the revolver? is it 1 or 2? i want to make my triger pull lighter and need to know what spring i need to change. i am going to be getting a 357 3" in march. i want to keep the primer strikes hard. are they different springs. i know there is one in the grip area but what about in the triger area? i will be ordering springs from wolf soon.



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Old January 26th, 2011, 12:07 PM   #2
 
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If I recall there are 4 springs in the SP. The two springs you are concerned with are the trigger return spring (in the trigger assembly) and the mainspring (on a strut underneath the hammer). Wolff has a set that gives you a 8 lb trigger return spring and 9, 10, 12 lb mainsprings. The stock springs are a 10 lb trigger return and 14 lb mainspring.

If you want to hit the primers hard do not go lower than the 12 lb mainspring. The trigger return spring has no effect on how hard the hammer hits the primer. However, the trigger may not return briskly or fully without some polishing work detailed in the IBOK if using a lighter spring. FWIW I have a tuned SP and the 8 lb trigger return and 9 lb mainspring work in it (but I use a 10 lb to add a safety margin ).
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Definitely do not go below 12lbs main spring without first polishing the inside of the gun.

I left the original springs for about 300 live rounds and maybe 2K dry fire clicks to let the mating surfaces work themselves smooth under the highest load. After that I took the gun apart, polished what needed polishing, and installed a 10lbs main spring from Wolf. Seen no signs of any light strikes so far. I still use the original trigger return spring. I'll replace it next, but first must make sure that the 10lbs main spring did not effect the reliability. Baby steps....
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My question would have to be, if it ain't broke, why fix it. I'd recommend that when you get your new revolver, you put several hunderd rounds through it. If you aren't happy with it's performance after that, then maybe make some changes.
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I could not be happier with my gun bone stock. I have put close to 500 rds thru it and took the hogue grips off the other day. they are bigger and i had trouble shooting with them. Some say they are more comfortable, for me, no.the stocks feel sooo much better now. the gun shoots at POA and I shoot DA. Yesterday I was able to put 15 rds in the 3" circle at 25ft pulling DA as fast as I could get back to POA. My gun and I are one. PRACTICE every day. I practice my aim while watching TV and draw and fire at least 50 times EVERY DAY.
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I put the ten pound spring in and took it to the range with no problems firing any primers. BUT and big BUT, I didn't like the trigger compared to the stock trigger. Stock just seemed crisper and "shorter" for want of a better word.

I put my stock spring in and called it good.
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I put the ten pound spring in and took it to the range with no problems firing any primers. BUT and big BUT, I didn't like the trigger compared to the stock trigger. Stock just seemed crisper and "shorter" for want of a better word.

I put my stock spring in and called it good.
Interesting!. I need to give it a try. The main reason for me to go with a lighter spring was to make it possible for my wife and daughter to fire it DA.
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Its really an easy 2 person job. I used a fork to compress the springs against my stomach with a piece of leather to protect my skin. Doing it by myself sucked bad. Having a buddy help made it a 30 second job.

Also make sure you look at the springs and see how they go before you mess with them.
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I found if you have a heavy board and cut a recess in it for the top of the strut one can turn the strut over and put the round part in the recess and compress the spring with one hand. The trick is to have the pin and base oriented and ready to go so you can place them in. It is still sort of dicey but works for me. Someone used to make a spring compressor that Brownells sold; don't know if it would help.
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I use my 16 year old daughter to push the pin in while I compress the spring, only thing a 16 year old is good for!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Its really an easy 2 person job. I used a fork to compress the springs against my stomach with a piece of leather to protect my skin. Doing it by myself sucked bad. Having a buddy help made it a 30 second job.

Also make sure you look at the springs and see how they go before you mess with them.
I've done it several times already all by my little self, not tools, no eating utensils, no body armor , except for safety glasses of course. Just make sure your fingers are not slippery from gun oil, and have your retaining pin ready.
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Is there a video anywhere that shows how to change the hammer spring? Thanks
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My gun and I are one. PRACTICE every day. I practice my aim while watching TV and draw and fire at least 50 times EVERY DAY.
Remember-you are married to that weapon of steel and wood. Without you, it is useless. Without it your are equally useless. I feel that way about my Zippo.
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That's a nice Zippo.
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Interesting!. I need to give it a try. The main reason for me to go with a lighter spring was to make it possible for my wife and daughter to fire it DA.
I wasn't sure my wife would be able to handle it either, as she is 4'10" and under 100 lbs. We rented an SP101 before I bought mine and she fired 25-30 rounds of +P DA with no problems. Of course it was a range gun, so well worn in I'm sure.

That being said, there is no way she could handle .357s.
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