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Old 04-28-2012, 02:18 PM
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RIA Compact recoil springs




Ordered Wolff 24 Lb. springs for my new to me compact. When I went to their website, RIA was not a listed Manufacturer. So, I assumed they would be same as standard 1911 officers model.

Wrong. They came in the mail today and first thing I noticed was their were 2 springs. One small spring and one that looked the same as what is in my RIA.

Wrong again. The wrapped end inside diameter is too small for the RIA guide rod. Called Wolff but they are closed until Monday.

Any info would be appreciated. Ran a search here and came up with nothing.
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Old 04-28-2012, 03:22 PM
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wolff recoil springs

You need the recoil spring for the full size guide.The stock number is 49024 for the 24# and 49022 for the 22#.I got both the 24 & 22 to use with different loads,you want to get both as well to see which one your gun really likes.
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Old 04-28-2012, 09:16 PM
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I tried those part numbers on the website but it said no such number. I'll call Monday.
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Old 04-28-2012, 09:59 PM
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I just looked at the wolff/gunsprings web site and they show those numbers under COLT OFFICERS MODEL w/full diameter guide rod of .330,these are the ones I have in my RIA compact and they work great in mine.
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Old 04-29-2012, 08:45 AM
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Thanks for the help
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Old 04-29-2012, 09:53 AM
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The RIA compact pistols come with a 22 lb. spring. the above post is correct # 494-22 is the spring you want, unless you shoot a lot of hot loads. the 24 lb spring may cause some problems over time. ........
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Old 05-02-2012, 09:02 AM
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Ordered a 22 and 24. First hundred rounds, I had 2 instances where I had to nudge the slide the last 1/16" into battery.
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Old 05-02-2012, 09:42 AM
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The RIA compact pistols come with a 22 lb. spring. the above post is correct # 494-22 is the spring you want, unless you shoot a lot of hot loads. the 24 lb spring may cause some problems over time. ........
Sorry, I gave the wrong # it should be #49022. as already stated.
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Old 05-02-2012, 10:32 AM
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@wepeople. I had the same problem and I got to looking and I found that the slide stop pin was hitting the barrel knees as it was cycling. I took a dremel tool and ground it down until the pin would clear. It took a couple times because I didn't want to grind to much off the knees and mess it up. It worked like a charm though. Hasn't done it since. You can tell if it's hitting if you look at it.
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Old 05-02-2012, 12:10 PM
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Night Al,
I just sent my compact back to NV due to a couple issues i was having and spoke with shaun this morning. He said they were using the 22lb wolff springs in the CS but they had changed over to the 24# spring due to the 22s wearing out rather quickly. Out of curiosity if they do send me my compact back and don't replace it, Shaun said they would replace the 22 with a 24, will this lead to any issues using factory 230gr ball ammo?
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Old 05-02-2012, 12:31 PM
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@wepeople. I had the same problem and I got to looking and I found that the slide stop pin was hitting the barrel knees as it was cycling. I took a dremel tool and ground it down until the pin would clear. It took a couple times because I didn't want to grind to much off the knees and mess it up. It worked like a charm though. Hasn't done it since. You can tell if it's hitting if you look at it.
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Did that last week. Noticed it then looked at my Colt and didn't have those peens. Gently dremeled off and rechecked. Now I forget if it was before or after I last shot it. Ahhh the memory.

Son picked up a Springfield compact a few weeks before and the springs are significantly heavier in that.
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