Wolff makes higher force springs for your 1981 pistol. They do not make one for the 1953 model. Perhaps one could be adapted.
Personally, I see absolutely no benefit to beating these guns up by using high velocity ammunition. Yes it is often cheaper and often more available but that is a trivial benefit when you ruin your gun. Teh higher force spring will not guarantee that you will nit beat up your gun.
Hi John, I have two sport kings , a 1953 model and a 1981 model. I have been told High-velocity ammo could damage these pistol and I could install stronger recoil springs and shoot High-velocity with ... more
High Velocity ammunition John J. Stimson, Jr.,Tue Apr 24 14:40
Same here--why? HV is almost always less accurate. Also, even if you use a stronger spring, then the slide is just going to rebound back to the breach face with that much more force, so you will now... more
I'm not the expert Jaybar is who frequents here is, but I've done a fair share of working on @ 8 HS of various models over the last few years. To my mind they should and do function just fine on SV... more
First thing I do is make sure the ammo drops in the barrel as advised in this forum. I keep gun well cleaned and lubed. My first problem was high feed, I adjusted mag as advised, and it got much... more
You might still have multiple small problems; If cartridges are still feeding high that would normally mean you still need to close up the mag lips a few thou. Also make sure the rim is sliding... more