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Re: Slide problem

Post by 3line3 » April 17th, 2016, 7:11 pm

Folks,

In an earlier post I said that the recoil spring the P64 I bought from the distributor 10 years ago had an unground spring. I thought that must be the original spring, but I looked through my parts box and, sure enough, there was the original ground spring in a Wolff 20# spring envelope. Mystery solved. I installed the original spring and reassembly does seem easier. Guess I'll modify the 20# spring and see if I can see any difference at the range.

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Jeff

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Re: Slide problem

Post by 3line3 » April 23rd, 2016, 1:55 pm

I ground the ends of the recoil spring on the 20# Wolff spring as Curly1 suggested and, lo and behold, it's much easier to reassemble the pistol now. I can't quite figure why it works, but it does work. Took the pistol to the range and fired it with both the original and 20# Wolff spring. I didn't perceive any difference in recoil and no functioning problems, so I left the 20# spring in on the theory it should reduce wear to the frame and slide.

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Jeff

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Re: Slide problem

Post by chestertnted » April 23rd, 2016, 4:20 pm

I never felt a diff in the recoil springs either.

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Re: Slide problem

Post by robhic » April 23rd, 2016, 6:01 pm

3line3 wrote:I ground the ends of the recoil spring on the 20# Wolff spring as Curly1 suggested and, lo and behold, it's much easier to reassemble the pistol now. I can't quite figure why it works, but it does work. Took the pistol to the range and fired it with both the original and 20# Wolff spring. I didn't perceive any difference in recoil and no functioning problems, so I left the 20# spring in on the theory it should reduce wear to the frame and slide.

Best,
Jeff
No good explanation for the grinding flat except "because". :mrgreen: And you won't notice difference in recoil (I don't think anybody has reported noticing a difference).

As I wrote elsewhere I have a BERSA Thunder 380 that requires flat spring ends and correct orientation like the P64. Why? BECAUSE!!! :mrgreen:
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Re: Slide problem

Post by Curly1 » April 24th, 2016, 2:34 am

The grinding of the 2 ends will give you that bit of extra room to clear the slide off the rails when you rack it back.
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Re: Slide problem

Post by mike83 » April 24th, 2016, 10:22 am

That little extra room makes sense. Then again, I like the "just because" explanation. Reminds me of my Dad saying "Because I said so". Miss you Dad!
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