Author Topic: Stupid Question on Mag Springs  (Read 3480 times)

Offline BytorJr

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Stupid Question on Mag Springs
« on: November 09, 2008, 07:13:29 PM »
Ok, I realize this is stupid; but I want to be sure that there is no way to put the mag spring in backwards.  It looked like it could be done, so I just wanted to verify that I did it properly before I have another spring take off into the upper atmosphere :).


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Re: Stupid Question on Mag Springs
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2008, 07:50:18 PM »
That is definitely not a stupid question and from my experience one
can install it backwards. I always lay out the old spring next to the
mag in the proper position prior to installing the new one.

Offline BytorJr

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Re: Stupid Question on Mag Springs
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2008, 09:33:12 PM »
Easier said than done since it about took my head off on the way out :).  I have no reference point.


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Re: Stupid Question on Mag Springs
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2008, 10:37:01 PM »
I had the same problem so I got a reference point by the disassembly
of another magazine. Reassembly issues can be disconcerting also
but skill improves with practice just like the frame and slide. Eye
protection is a good idea when dealing with any spring under pressure.

There must be a more objective way of describing the proper spring
alignment but I don't know it.

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Re: Stupid Question on Mag Springs
« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2008, 01:39:06 PM »
BytorJr:

With apologies for my having overlooked this thread until now, here is a link to Chris's photograph and comments on R9 magazine parts and assembly in the FAQ Sheet:

http://www.acbsystems.com/boards/rohrbaugh/basefile/mag-parts.htm

And, as Tracker notes, your question is not "stupid." Far from it. As a matter of fact, in my opinion, the only "stupid" questions are those not asked when answers are not known.
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Re: Stupid Question on Mag Springs
« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2008, 09:25:47 PM »
Thanks!!!  I've been there before, but totally forgot about his maintenance section.  Time to put my safety glasses on :).


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Re: Stupid Question on Mag Springs
« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2008, 12:48:06 PM »
Ben, good luck and keep your head down ;) :D   Tom
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