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Old 03-21-2017, 06:59 AM
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How many rounds before you need a tune up?

On an all stock gun, at what point does this sucker need new springs and any other intervals generally? Approx how many rounds?
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Old 03-21-2017, 02:46 PM
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Replace the recoil spring every 2 to 3 thousand rounds. I recommend Wolff's springs - they will include a new firing pin spring with the recoil spring - install it also. That's really all you need to do unless you start seeing feed and ejection problems. Replace the magazine springs at about the same interval - especially if they are high cap magazines and you leave them fully loaded 24/7. If I were going to keep high cap magazines fully loaded 24/7 I would download them by a couple of rounds. Feed reliability TRUMPS capacity every time. Stock 7 round Govt. model magazines can be left fully loaded forever.

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Old 03-21-2017, 04:46 PM
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Is this it?

https://www.midwayusa.com/product/57...ernment-45-acp
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Old 03-21-2017, 05:01 PM
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14, 16, or 18lb?
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Old 03-21-2017, 11:18 PM
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The Midway package says it is a 16 lb. - that'll work fine for a 5 in. .45 ACP. I would stick with a 16 lb. recoil spring unless you plan to shoot an awful lot of +P or heavy handloads. The Midway pack is not a bad price but if you just want to buy recoil springs or magazine springs go to Wolffsprings.com website and buy directly from Wolff. The sear spring will usually need some gentle bending to tune it to your gun. It should not be considered a "drop in" part.

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Old 03-21-2017, 11:24 PM
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Thanks bud! Which springs you recommend? Just the main and trigger?
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Old 03-22-2017, 12:26 AM
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Thanks bud! Which springs you recommend? Just the main and trigger?
honestly your main and trigger spring should never need changing. Recoil spring and firing pin spring are your maint ones... the Wolff recoil spring comes with a firing pin spring and just change every few recoil spring changes (honestly, ever 3-5k for recoil springs for a govt model and every 20,000 rounds for the firing pin spring, but if you have the firing pin spring with you it doesn't hurt to change it.)
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Old 03-22-2017, 12:37 AM
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I would only replace every single spring on a well used older gun that I did not know the history of. What wormraper stated is true - all you really need are the recoil spring and the free firing pin spring Wolff throws in. But if you want to buy the package from Midway you will have spares for life for all the other springs. I try to always keep spare recoil springs on hand - the 3 pack from Wolff will keep you in springs for some time.

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Old 03-23-2017, 10:39 AM
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Thanks guys. I ordered a 17lb and 16lb spring. That way I can tweak it.
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Old 03-25-2017, 11:54 AM
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You tweaker!
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Old 03-26-2017, 11:46 PM
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You tweaker!
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Old 03-26-2017, 11:48 PM
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Wolffs are good.
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