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CHThree
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I posted this in the wanted section, but hoefully someone can help who's coming on the weekend :

I've lost the trigger return sring from my M14/ M1Garand - If anyone has one or can help me out with a strong spring of similar dimensions - about 15mm x 5mm with loops on the end, please PM me so I can get the Garand working properly for Saturday.

Thanks

Ranj

 
Posted : 17/06/2009 9:21 pm
Steiner
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Can't help you with a spring mate, but I can lend you a Thompson if all else fails.


You've got nothing to ein, zwei, drei, vier

 
Posted : 17/06/2009 9:33 pm
 Yith
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I wish I could help!

I've just looked through my spares, no springs at all. Short of trashing my own garand I can't think of anything!

Maybe you can lipton can make two non-working guns into at least one that works?

 
Posted : 17/06/2009 10:01 pm
 Yith
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If you can get to a Radio Controlled car shop then I'm sure they'd have something... Don't they use springs a bit like that in the suspension?

 
Posted : 17/06/2009 10:04 pm
 Yith
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There are some suggestions here:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=572055
Even a way to make them from guitar strings.

 
Posted : 17/06/2009 10:13 pm
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Lipton will bring his one in case a suitable spring cannot be found.

These Garands are dropping like flies. :(

 
Posted : 17/06/2009 10:25 pm
 Yith
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One of my revolvers actually has a V shaped spring in it I made from a piece of banjo string my dad had. It has never failed me...

 
Posted : 17/06/2009 10:26 pm
 Yith
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Lipton will bring his one in case a suitable spring cannot be found.

These Garands are dropping like flies. :(

You're a pianist, right? Do you have any piano wire about? We can make one of these... :)

 
Posted : 17/06/2009 10:27 pm
 Yith
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Ranj... I just made one from some brass wire I had lying about...

Any good? It's quite springy!

Wire was from a model shop, I wrapped it around a small paint brush and used a pair of pliers to bend it where needed.-- attachment is not available --

 
Posted : 17/06/2009 10:40 pm
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Lipton will bring his one in case a suitable spring cannot be found.

These Garands are dropping like flies. :(

You're a pianist, right? Do you have any piano wire about? We can make one of these... :)

I'm a cheat, it's electric I'm afraid.

 
Posted : 17/06/2009 10:52 pm
 Yith
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philistine... ;)

I had a funny feeling you were going to say that lol.

 
Posted : 18/06/2009 7:00 am
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we have an upright piano for sale.........

 
Posted : 18/06/2009 7:10 am
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If that's to tempt me out of my philistine ways Nige I am afraid I have just turned down a free one. My housemates forming the Representative League of You're Only Allowed One Piano whilst purchasing beating sticks and lynching ropes had something to do with it. :(

 
Posted : 18/06/2009 8:27 am
CHThree
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LOL!

Ranj... I just made one from some brass wire I had lying about...

Any good? It's quite springy!

Wire was from a model shop, I wrapped it around a small paint brush and used a pair of pliers to bend it where needed.

Yes, please bring it, Rich, it might just work. I have adapted a spring from a pen but it's not quite strong enough, I went in to halford and they had one that would do but they only had them in boxes of 200 assorted springs for £7.00. Call me tight, but to get one spring I need, that's a bit steep. I'm going to try an RC model shop tomorrow if I have time.

Thanks all.

Ranj

 
Posted : 18/06/2009 4:57 pm
CHThree
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Thanks Andy, I have a thompson as backup anyway, I just really fancied using my garand for this one.

Cheers

Ranj

 
Posted : 18/06/2009 4:58 pm
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Well Lipton is bringing his, so if the worse comes to itself we can nab it form that.

 
Posted : 18/06/2009 4:58 pm
 Yith
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I went in to halford and they had one that would do but they only had them in boxes of 200 assorted springs for £7.00. Call me tight, but to get one spring I need, that's a bit steep.

To be honest you could have probably sold me half of those... Spare springs sound like a very good idea... lol

 
Posted : 18/06/2009 6:53 pm
CHThree
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May still happen...

 
Posted : 18/06/2009 9:08 pm
webby
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Bring your M1 anyway mate, when I butchered an old AGM M14 to us an electronic firing switch, I kept all the pieces in a box, I'm fairly sure I have both of the Tigger small springs (with the hoop at each end), anyway, I'll bring them along, see if we can get it sorted out.

 
Posted : 19/06/2009 7:29 am
CHThree
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Webby to the rescue yet again! :D

 
Posted : 19/06/2009 11:48 am
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