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Old 05-16-2020, 04:37 PM
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Hi Power recoil spring question

Replacing my recoil spring on a MkIII 9mm. The new spring is over 1" longer and pretty difficult to get in. Gun is used, so I'm not sure how many rounds have been down the tube. Does this look normal?

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Old 05-16-2020, 04:59 PM
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Your old spring has taken a set and is shorter. It is quite normal for a new spring to be longer than an old spring. Install it and head for the range. As it is used, it will take a set and shorten.
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Old 05-16-2020, 05:00 PM
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Thanks sir. I figured it would be some longer, but was not expecting that much!

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Old 05-16-2020, 05:01 PM
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Hi Power recoil spring question

Counting the number of coils can help feel at ease, but of course that can change over time and brands.
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Old 05-16-2020, 05:07 PM
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New spring has 2 more coils. I have it in, it feels like its working. I'll get to the range before too long.

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Old 05-16-2020, 06:40 PM
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Typically a recoil spring in the 17# range will work best for most commercial ammo. Check the BHSS site for lots of info on springs.
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Old 05-22-2020, 01:17 PM
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Hello,

FN Factory Spec for the 17 Lb. recoil spring when new, is to have a free length of 110-115mm. They also advise to replace the spring when it's free length is no-more than 105mm.
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Old 05-23-2020, 09:36 AM
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Replacing my recoil spring on a MkIII 9mm. The new spring is over 1" longer and pretty difficult to get in. Gun is used, so I'm not sure how many rounds have been down the tube. Does this look normal?

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I had the exact same problem with the spring shown in your picture. Your original spring has NOT taken a set. Count the coils and you will find that there are many more on the new spring. I cut the new spring the same length as the original and it works perfectly. I could not get the new spring to even install at it's original length.
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Old 05-23-2020, 03:34 PM
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Here's an old spring thread that contains some useful info. https://www.handgunsandammunition.co...placement.html
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