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Old 02-25-2017, 02:11 PM   #1
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Recoil spring orientation

Reading the manual, I came across this note.

NOTE
Always slide the closed end of the recoil spring down the guide rod until fully seated against the guide rod head. The open end of the recoil spring always faces out toward the muzzle. Doing the reverse may severely scar the guide rod and potentially reduce performance.

The picture shows one end of the spring closed, the other open. I can't get it to copy here. Sorry page 60 of the online manual.

The recoil spring that came on mine is open both ends. Looks exactly the same on both ends. Wonder how much this matters?
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Old 02-25-2017, 02:19 PM   #2
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Mine also has the spring with both ends the same. Apparently the spring was changed in the newer models.
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The spring was changed; the manual was not updated. It makes no difference which way the flat recoil spring goes in.
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Thanks for the quick replies guys. I was just looking at replacement springs and they are the same as what I have. Updated recoil springs explain the discrepancy.

So should we still replace them after 1500 rnds? I will order up some to have on hand.
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Yes, that is still Kimber's recomendation.
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