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TMX Hammer Spring

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by birdognorth, Oct 23, 2009.

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  1. birdognorth

    birdognorth TS Member

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    Not sure if the spring in my TMX is original or not(been shot a lot). I bought a spring from J & P thinking it might be good thing to have a spare. How is spring replaced? Should I do it now or wait for the old one to break? Is there a way to tell if it has weakened? It is coil spring.
     
  2. hmb

    hmb Well-Known Member

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    Coil spring or leaf spring? HMB
     
  3. birdognorth

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    It is a coil spring. I have been told they never break, they do break, they get weak etc.
     
  4. miketmx

    miketmx Well-Known Member

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    I used to replace the coil spring every few years because they do get weaker. I now have a McDaniels leaf spring Release trigger and it is consistent but I did break one leaf spring.
     
  5. birdognorth

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    do you simply drive the pin out of the hammer to replace the spring?
     
  6. miketmx

    miketmx Well-Known Member

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    The best way to remove the coil hammer spring is to compress the spring with a special tool that looks like a pliers with a "V" notch cut into each claw. The hammer stays where it is in the trigger assembly. When I needed a replacement coil spring I had a friend who had that special tool (home made I think) and it took him about 30 seconds to replace the spring. I didn't have any luck trying to do it with a regular needle nose pliers.
     
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    Use a Tack Remover with the V modified with a round file to fit over the Hammer Spring Guid. This will allow you to easily compress the old spring for removel and the new one for install. Post-2
     
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