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I'm looking for lighter hammers springs for my Bisley....Tried Brownells but want something lighter than 13 lbs ............Thanks....RT

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How about Wolff?

 

http://www.gunsprings.com/Revolvers/RUGER/SINGLE%20ACTION%20SERIES/cID3/mID52/dID228

 

But, even Wolff does not list one under 15 pounds. I think you are pressing your luck on being able to get a Ruger to light off even Federal primers with that light a hammer spring.

 

Good luck, GJ

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When I got my Bisley's last fall, they came with 15# hammer springs. I was having terrible luck firing off Federal primers.

 

Called Long Hunter (where I bought the pistols) and they promptly shipped out 17# springs.

 

Not one unfired round since. Even with WLP, S&B, Wolf.

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Jimmy Spurs might be able to help. He makes custom springs. But as others have said why so light?

 

http://www.cowboygunworks.com/

Are you say'n he winds his own coil springs and cuts/ shapes his leaf springs?

Takes pretty special tooling to make them the same each time. To say nut'n of the heat treating that's needed.

OLG

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Are you say'n he winds his own coil springs and cuts/ shapes his leaf springs?

Takes pretty special tooling to make them the same each time. To say nut'n of the heat treating that's needed.

OLG

Contouring a leaf spring or coil spring isn't that hard and all it takes is a set of files or bench grinder/polisher and the ability to anneal/reharden spring. Heck, hardening can be done using bluing salts and a Lee smelting Pot. For a full-on gunsmith, these tools are keystones of the business .

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Contouring a leaf spring or coil spring isn't that hard and all it takes is a set of files or bench grinder/polisher and the ability to anneal/reharden spring. Heck, hardening can be done using bluing salts and a Lee smelting Pot. For a full-on gunsmith, these tools are keystones of the business .

But to make several the same is the art-

Winding the spring(coil)and knowing the compression or expansion needed is a skill that outfits like Wolff has down 'pat'.

OLG

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