Spare springs

Discussion in 'Maintenance / Tweaks / Technical Difficulties / So' started by RiceCakes, Sep 1, 2006.

  1. RiceCakes

    RiceCakes Guest

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    Does anyone know where to find spare springs for the M40? I talked to Jeff at SAI, he said they cant send out internal springs for liability reasons.
     
  2. lycanthrope

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    Every hack in the world has 1911 parts flowing out into the public and Steyr refuses to make a few extra coins in parts.

    Give us some parts and we'll start to develop an aftermarket and public interest will go up.
     

  3. Shooter

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    This is bad news.........ya can't get parts without sending a gun :evil:
     
  4. MrApathy

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    look online for a spring manufacture that will manufacture to specification

    business opportunity for an entrepreneur

    us Steyr owners need to find a Gunsmith to get a hand on the steyr's with FTE issues. I have some idea's on possible fixes but I am not a licensed smith. just pre-engineering student with machining and welding experience.

    so much gun work so few smiths. good line of work to get into I dont know a smith in my area that can easily take on work or inexpensively.

    steyr may send or give parts to a gunsmith which you might be able to get ahold of afterwards. sucks but possibility. all companies seem to have some part they are stingy with. steyr reserves parts for warranty service be nice to convince them otherwise. wonder if they have production limitations.

    want springs go to your favorite search engine type in
    "custom springs" you should get a ton of hits. the certifications and capabilities may vary.
     
  5. Shooter

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    Liability is probably what they are thinking of......sad to say. I don't think its parts limitations. In our sue society, the lawyers are going to follow the money, and I know I don't have any...... :lol:
     
  6. RiceCakes

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    Well, anyway, its bad news for us tinkerers. I know I was going to play with the firing pin spring and #13 a little more, but now Im chicken! (Especially about cutting down my firing pin spring!!)
     
  7. bigtaco

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    don't cut it down. you'll INCREASE the spring rate. do a search for custom springs and find the correct wire diameter and OD of the spring. then order those two known data in varying weights. be sure you heat, bend, and grind the test springs flat. buy long lengths and test various amounts of preload as well as spring rates.

    and most importantly, post up your findings.
     
  8. Melvin

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    Anyone ever check out McMaster Carr(mcmastercarr.com)? Enter springs in the search box and it comes up with many, many, many springs. I don't work for them but I used to order from them when I worked at a plant in Aurora, Ohio(that's where the warehouse was too), just not springs. Maybe we can narrow down our spring sizes to see if they have the correct or near correct ones.
     
  9. bigtaco

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    the first thing we need is someone with an accurate inch/lb load cell to find out the rates on these bad boys. especially the main and firing pin spring.

    i know a guy with one but it's tough to get him into the shop to do projects like this.

    wulf has experiemented with a wolff english 4-10. which as far as i know can only be aquired by buying an entire spring pack. haven't messed with any other springs yet. too busy.

    mcmaster is cool. where else can you get a 4 foot by 6 foot, inch thick, stress relieved, precision ground aluminum casting... AND toilet paper.

    no lie. you can have tp ups'd to your house!!! but i prefer msc. they seem more geared towards small time hobbiest. mcmaster gets annoyed wth onsy, twosy orders. the only way i got my catologue was by getting a friend's left over.
     
  10. Melvin

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    I didn't know they get annoyed, the warehouse was a block down the street and we would pick the stuff up everyday. And I totally forgot about MSC they were another big one we bought from.
     
  11. RiceCakes

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    Yeah I love McMaster too. Problem is, classes have started up for me, and after 3 years of no studying, its taking its toll. I'd love nothing more than to sit back and tinker with springs, but only if someone else volunteers to do my Calc 3 homework!