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Two scenarios for my M9:

1) Where do I buy a complete plastic guide rod with recoil spring assembly?

2) If I go to the custom metal guide rod, what type of recoil spring do I use in conjunction with the metal guide rod?

With other pistols, I simply get a Wolff recoil spring or call the factory. With Steyr, I have these :?

Recommendations?

Thanks.
 

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Climb14er said:
Two scenarios for my M9:

1) Where do I buy a complete plastic guide rod with recoil spring assembly?

2) If I go to the custom metal guide rod, what type of recoil spring do I use in conjunction with the metal guide rod?

With other pistols, I simply get a Wolff recoil spring or call the factory. With Steyr, I have these :?

Recommendations?

Thanks.
You can get metal guide rods from JackAsh Custom Shop (12VoltMan). It utilizes the stock spring but it is uncaptured.

Nobody has been able to identify a good replacement spring other than the stock one.

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If I do get the guide rod from Utah, how does one use a spring on it 'uncaptured'? From which source do you obtain the spring?

Can I purchase a plastic assembly with spring from anywhere, like from the factory?

I apologize for the questions but as you might be able to surmise, I'm still a bit 'confused'.
 

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You would need to take the spring off of your stock guide and use it on the metal one. The stock spring is "captured", it doesn't come off of the rod because it has a plate at each end to keep it on there. When you put it on the metal rod, you don't have the plate at the muzzle end so it is "uncaptured". It can be a little difficult to reinstall because you have to compress the spring on the rod as you place it back into the slide. Onece you get the hang of it it will be easy to do.

Hope this helps...

-D
 
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Deluxe247 said:
You would need to take the spring off of your stock guide and use it on the metal one. The stock spring is "captured", it doesn't come off of the rod because it has a plate at each end to keep it on there. When you put it on the metal rod, you don't have the plate at the muzzle end so it is "uncaptured". It can be a little difficult to reinstall because you have to compress the spring on the rod as you place it back into the slide. Onece you get the hang of it it will be easy to do.

Hope this helps...

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OK cool! Got it.

I'm going to need to replace the recoil spring at some time. If so, from where do I buy a new spring from?
 

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Called USA Steyr

I called USA steyr, they no longer have any rod/spring assemblies...however....

They informed me that a gent by the Name of Pete Aphens (from NC) bought up a large amount of the Steyr supplies that they had, and that we may be able to contact this person for the parts.

I have his phone number....but I am not going to post it just yet, since i don't want to piss the man off if he is a regular SteyrClub guy

Pete, if you read this and wish me to post your phone number, PM me and i'll do so....or if you don't want me to, let me know that as well...otherwise....you feel free to post yourself, and let us know how to contact you to buy these parts if needed.

If i hear nothing back from Pete within 1 week, I'll post the info.
 
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Re: Called USA Steyr

RangerM9 said:
I called USA steyr, they no longer have any rod/spring assemblies...however....

They informed me that a gent by the Name of Pete Aphens (from NC) bought up a large amount of the Steyr supplies that they had, and that we may be able to contact this person for the parts.

I have his phone number....but I am not going to post it just yet, since i don't want to piss the man off if he is a regular SteyrClub guy

Pete, if you read this and wish me to post your phone number, PM me and i'll do so....or if you don't want me to, let me know that as well...otherwise....you feel free to post yourself, and let us know how to contact you to buy these parts if needed.

If i hear nothing back from Pete within 1 week, I'll post the info.
Thank you Ranger!

I'm trying to keep my cool when it comes to the needed parts for the Steyr pistols and not finding them readily available. I mean, a recoil spring assembly is kind of...necessary. :wink:
 

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is your spring dead or just the rod?

if it is just the rod, just put your current sprin on one of Jack Ash's rods.....the spring ought to hold up a good long time....hopefully long enough for Steyr to get a new distribution center up and running.
 
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RangerM9 said:
is your spring dead or just the rod?

if it is just the rod, just put your current sprin on one of Jack Ash's rods.....the spring ought to hold up a good long time....hopefully long enough for Steyr to get a new distribution center up and running.
My pistol is running fine. I know though that I will be needing one in the near term.
 
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They informed me that a gent by the Name of Pete Aphens (from NC) bought up a large amount of the Steyr supplies that they had, and that we may be able to contact this person for the parts.
Hey, I'm betting this is Pete ATHENS - he's a well-known dealer in AUG parts. I'm sure he has an online store.....somewhere...

Raj
 

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probably right

Thought she said Aphens, but i may have heard wrong...

can't Imagine that there are 2 Pete Athens(Aphens) in the Steyr parts business....

Greg
 
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I received an e-mail reply from Pete Athens and he does NOT stock pistol parts for the Steyrs.
 
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I also sent an e-mail to Steyr HQ in Europe asking them if they could provide recoil springs and/or other springs and parts for maintenance. I have yet to hear from someone there. :cry:
 
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