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Posted: 10/20/2001 2:50:25 PM EDT
I was wondering how long a Mossberg 590 (9-shot) magazine spring should function reliably when stored compressed (loaded). FYI, I load only 5 rounds in the magazine and nine at ready on the sling. Should I replace the spring every couple years? What is the standard practice for LEO's pump guns that, I assume, are kept loaded in their cars? [shotgun]
Link Posted: 10/20/2001 3:20:22 PM EDT
My 590 mag spring went dead after a few months being loaded. When I say dead I mean it wouldn't pop the last few rounds out of the mag. I had to remove them manually. Surprised the heck out of me. Get a Wolff replacement spring. Bradd
Link Posted: 10/21/2001 6:58:32 PM EDT
I checked the Wolff gun springs website. It appears that they sell a generic spring that you cut to length. I was hoping to find a specific replacement. I did find the Mossberg OEM spring at Brownells for about $7.50. I suppose that I will continue to keep five in the magazine and replace the spring yearly, unless I can find some dependable data concerning spring life. It's a cheap and easy PM.
Link Posted: 10/21/2001 11:25:02 PM EDT
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