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Hammer bounces on my 94
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October 21, 2020 - 3:46 pm
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Hi everyone, I have noticed a potential issue with my model 94. It is a pre 64, 30-30, it fires fine but I noticed that the hammer bounces back after firing. I do not recall ever seeing this happen before. Is there a part that is failing or perhaps an adjustment to be made.  Any advice would be very helpful. 

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Weak mainspring.  Replace it.

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Thanks for the response. I figured it was something like that but was not sure what part was failing. Is it a big deal that most places are selling newer production parts, or is there a place you can recommend to get original parts from? 

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Brownell’s and Homestead are my first stops when shopping for this type of parts. Midway may have it but I get distracted easily on that site. Wink

 

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Winchester Bob.  Bob Knapp has them for $35.

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Good to know, Thanks for all the advice guys. Much appreciated. 

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If the problem is the mainspring, have you checked the lower tang screws to be certain the spring is adjusted properly?

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You are referring to adjusting the visible tang screws right there on top. I thought those just held the wood stock to the receiver. 

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The spring screw is under the lever on the lower tang. It  is the bigger screw. The smaller one beside it is the spring tension screw.  RR

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If you take off the butt stock, you can see how the two lower tang screws work on the hammer spring.

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Hi Sir, Hey so sorry it took so long for me to respond back. I work with firearm sales and it has been off the wall crazy. Anyways I just made an adjustment to the lower tang screw and the hammer tightened right up. Is it still recommended to replace the main spring as this is a 1958 rifle?

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Hi Sir, Hey so sorry it took so long for me to respond back. I work with firearm sales and it has been off the wall crazy. Anyways I just made an adjustment to the lower tang screw and the hammer tightened right up. Is it still recommended to replace the main spring as this is a 1958 rifle?

Thanks for the advice.

Peter  

I wouldn’t replace it if it functions properly. This type of spring doesn’t seem to be a normal maintenance item. Glad it was an easy fix for you.

 

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