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rossow (mn)
But beware...
Mon Dec 3, 2012 1:21pm

As others have said on this site many times, getting mainsprings back into place on the Model 24, once removed, can be a frustrating challenge. Don't be tempted to take the mainspring out until you've tried firing the gun, as others have suggested you do first. If it works without replacing the spring, be grateful.

  • 24E Stored cockedvisket, Fri Nov 30 3:10pm
    Hi - I pulled my 24S-E .22/20ga out of storage after 20 years of not visiting it. Wow - a little rough, to say the least. I'm not as worried about the pinhole rust dots on the outside of the barrels... more
    • But beware... — rossow (mn), Mon Dec 3 1:21pm
    • Reply: 24E Stored CockedJustin, Sun Dec 2 4:48pm
      Typically springs only really wear when they are being used: compressed and depressed. When they are static, the wear is usually minimal. I would clean everything up and try and shoot it. If it... more
      • Re: Reply: 24E Stored Cockedvisket, Mon Dec 3 7:37pm
        Hey - thanks all for the advice. I haven't test fired it yet, hoping for some good news - which there is. The spring has been statically "loaded" the whole time - perhaps I'll get lucky. A good... more
    • Spring is the mainspringjeffb1911, Fri Nov 30 7:27pm
      And being cocked for that long, may or may not cause a problem. Have you tried to shoot it yet? See if it pops the primers without a problem. If it does, then there is no problem! Seriously, i'd... more
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