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Old 12-13-2016, 06:20 AM   #1
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Flat recoil spring question???

Picked up a new micro. Manual says closed end of recoil spring slides on the guide rod, but there really isn't a closed end with the flat spring. The flat spring is kind of cupped instead of perfectly flat. Does the top of the cup go towards the guide rod or the bottom of the cup? If that makes any sense. Thanks.
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Should not make any difference how the spring is on the guide rod, and the guide rod can only go one way against the barrel.
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I believe the manual refers to the old round spring, which definitely had a closed end and an open end. The new flat spring is pretty much the same on both ends and it appears it can be installed either way.
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Thanks, guys!
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Originally Posted by Bobtuba View Post
I believe the manual refers to the old round spring, which definitely had a closed end and an open end. The new flat spring is pretty much the same on both ends and it appears it can be installed either way.
Ding! Correct answer. No need to ponder which end goes where with the flat wire.
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