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Old 09-15-2020, 06:25 PM
RED RUM RED RUM is offline
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Old Kimber replacement springs?

Ordered the spring tune up kit for my 1997-98ish compact stainless model. Part #4000615. Wow that recoil spring is tight. It was about an inch or more longer than the original as well. I'm not sure if this is the right spring. Anyone know the answer? Kimber customer rep said yeah, but I have to wonder.
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Old 09-15-2020, 07:36 PM
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The old springs shorten with use-so your new spring should be longer.
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Old 09-15-2020, 07:52 PM
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The old springs shorten with use-so your new spring should be longer.
It makes sense. The replacement spring for the government model was longer as well, but not nearly as stiff as the compact spring. Thanks, just wasn't ready for that difference.
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Old 09-15-2020, 10:14 PM
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Recoil springs in a 4" or smaller 1911 will often become trashed in as little as 2,000 rounds, so no it doesn't surprise me that the new one will be noticeably stiffer. It merely shows how much the old one has worn out.
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Old 09-16-2020, 07:28 PM
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Recoil springs in a 4" or smaller 1911 will often become trashed in as little as 2,000 rounds, so no it doesn't surprise me that the new one will be noticeably stiffer. It merely shows how much the old one has worn out.
Thank you. It did surprise me how stiff the new spring was, and I actually counted a few more "coils" in the new spring. But I was told that it was the correct spring for my 22 year old gun by Kimber themselves. I guess putting some rounds thru it will help loosen it up
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