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Black Angus McPherson

Sear Spring for 1878 Colt SxS copy

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One of the sear springs in my Cimmarron 1878 Colt SxS copy broke.  I am currently awaiting a reply from Cimmarron's parts department to see if they have them, part #, cost, etc. since I don't see them listed on their website.

 

Meanwhile, where else would you folks suggest I look to get a replacement?

 

Thanks,

 

Angus

 

p.s.  Dang, but that broken spring looked rough and cheap when I took it out.  I'm not at all surprised that it broke.  I've only had the gun for about 3 years and shoot, maybe, 3 to 4 monthly matches a year.  Otherwise I like the gun.

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VTI gun parts or EMF co.

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Have you tried Cimarron?  When I was looking for parts for my Colt 1878, they had some parts in stock.

 

Also, Nate Kiawa Jones PMed me and said he had an inventory of parts for the 1878.

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2 hours ago, Black Angus McPherson said:

One of the sear springs in my Cimmarron 1878 Colt SxS copy broke.  I am currently awaiting a reply from Cimmarron's parts department to see if they have them, part #, cost, etc. since I don't see them listed on their website.

 

Meanwhile, where else would you folks suggest I look to get a replacement?

 

Thanks,

 

Angus

 

p.s.  Dang, but that broken spring looked rough and cheap when I took it out.  I'm not at all surprised that it broke.  I've only had the gun for about 3 years and shoot, maybe, 3 to 4 monthly matches a year.  Otherwise I like the gun.

I had the same thing happen to my Cimarron/TTN 1878.

 

Contact Johnny Meadows. He can make you a pair made out of much better metal than the factory parts.

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1 hour ago, Abilene, SASS # 27489 said:

Normally Cimarron will have those in stock.  But here is another option:

 

http://cowboybullets.com/SliXpring--TTN-Sear-Spring_p_70.html

 

For some reason the picture didn't come up for the slixpring. But, it will look something like this. The screw end has a longer coil of wire and the bridle has to be clearanced  

 

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Here is an original Colt 1878 lock above Cimarron lock.  They are very close.

 

I bought a SliXspring top snap spring and almost got it installed in my original Colt when it went ZING across the room to "parts unknow". We hunted for hours and never found it and it still lost.  I bought an assortment of spring material and made my own.

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I had the sear spring break on my Cimarron 1878 also. I ordered a colt 1878 sear spring from numerich and it went in without complication. Given how crappy the factory one was I went ahead and ordered a right and a left.

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13 hours ago, Nate Kiowa Jones #6765 said:

 

For some reason the picture didn't come up for the slixpring. But, it will look something like this. The screw end has a longer coil of wire and the bridle has to be clearanced  

 

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"the bridle has to be clearanced"    Does that mean I'm going to have to put a file to something or that I need to get permission from the Mrs. to buy one?  I just saw the price: $18.00!  That seems pretty high for a spring to me and that doesn't even include shipping.  Is that an average, good or bad price for what I need?  I gotta admit it looks to be a lot higher quality than that piece of crud spring that broke on me.  Seriously, I've had nail files that weren't that rough.

 

Thanks everyone for the suggestions.  I tried Brownell's but couldn't find one.   I still haven't heard back from Cimarron.

 

Angus

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