Mainspring housing....why I'd need to replace spring?
Was looking at a great sticky on RFC by SGW Gunsmith about polishing/cleaning the innards of the mainspring housing.
Folks...tell me this: What is to be gained by replacing my mainspring with a heavier/lighter spring from Wolff or other??? I have 4 Rugers, including one that's 50 yrs old and a couple that are 20+ years old. I understand the intricities of the firing process, but I don't know what, if anything, is to be gained by swapping out the springs for a different strength, or even replacing the old one in my Mark I. I don't know if I'd notice any degradation of that spring vs a new one.
I'd love some info on this. I can't quite mentally picture how reducing or increasing that spring strengh will affect my trigger action. If anyone can opine on this, I thank you.
(This is what happens when you're snowed in, have polished your pistols and start tinkering)