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SKB o/u's Mainspring Replacement?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Rem870TB, Nov 2, 2009.

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  1. Rem870TB

    Rem870TB Active Member

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    SKB o/u

    Does anyone know if mainsprings in the older SKB o/u's (such as the 1970's vintage 600's & 700's) can be replaced by the owner

    ......or, is fitting of the springs to an individual gun involved

    Back in the 70's, I had a 600 Trap that had the spring for the lower barrel break, at 15,000 to 20,000 rounds, but it was replaced by a shop, at the time, so I don't have first hand knowlege of the replacement process.

    I expect a spring compressor would be useful for this job, I have one from the days when I shot flintlock replicas.
     
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    Rem870TB Active Member

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    Thanks

    Just to clairify, I should have said I don't need one since I don't have an SKB.

    The question is hypothetical, at this point, it is for "educational purposes", just in case I find an older SKB 600 or 700 Trap in decent shape at a reasonable price and get nostalgic and buy it. ;)

    I know that they break springs sometimes and would like to know what replacement is like, especially on the older guns.

    Maybe I will check with "the source", as you have mentionrd.
     
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    I sent the question off to SKB, this morning, I will post the reply when I receive it.
     
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    Rem870TB Active Member

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    Direct quote from the reply I received from SKB;

    "the new main springs will work in the older models. Occasionally, they will require some fitting but for the most part the spring is a drop in"
     
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