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Posted: 9/25/2005 8:17:19 PM EDT
The spring is tapered on my non-captive setup.
Does the smaller end go towards the muzzle or vice-versa
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 8:38:27 AM EDT
anyone, Bueller?
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 9:10:19 AM EDT

Originally Posted By twonami:
The spring is tapered on my non-captive setup.
Does the smaller end go towards the muzzle or vice-versa



Small end goes away from the muzzle. Did you just get a spring by itelf? Mine came with instructions, recoil spring, guide rod, and a new striker spring.

mm
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 9:42:23 AM EDT

Originally Posted By mm38:

Originally Posted By twonami:
The spring is tapered on my non-captive setup.
Does the smaller end go towards the muzzle or vice-versa



Small end goes away from the muzzle. Did you just get a spring by itelf? Mine came with instructions, recoil spring, guide rod, and a new striker spring.

mm


My instructions didn't say a thing about spring orientation
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 12:33:01 PM EDT
Hi

I am using a Wolff 14# full-sized spring for my G17 along with a Wolff steel guide rod (non-captured). After much experimenting, I found the smaller "tapered" end faces the guide rod cap while the larger end contacts the slide. This also makes sense when you figure the smaller tapered end will move all about in the slide's larger spring stop. In addition, that tapered end has a progressive rate for additional force to move slide back.

I am also trying out a wolff 4lb striker spring to reduce the chances of the slide firing out of battery as well as for a nicer trigger pull (NY1 + 3.5# connector + 4lb striker spring = very smooth pull with a clean break).
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