Avatar
Please consider registering
Guest
Search
Forum Scope




Match



Forum Options



Minimum search word length is 3 characters - maximum search word length is 84 characters
Register Lost password?
sp_Feed sp_PrintTopic sp_TopicIcon
Winchester 1873 Main spring tension
sp_NewTopic Add Topic
Avatar
New Member
WACA Guest
Forum Posts: 1
Member Since:
March 2, 2022
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
1
March 2, 2022 - 1:38 am
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

Iv recently gone through and got  a 1873 chambered in .22 short to shooting condition. It fired the first round no problem, but now appears the hammer isn’t dropping hard enough to ignite the cartridge. The screw for adjusting tension on the main spring is completely missing. Iv been unable to find one anywhere and was wondering if anyone knew the dimensions of this screw to see if I can come up with a replacement before replacing the main spring. Any other tips and pointers appreciated! 

Avatar
Wisconsin
Member
WACA Member
Forum Posts: 5347
Member Since:
May 2, 2009
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
2
March 2, 2022 - 2:20 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

WACA Life Member---
NRA Life Member----
Cody Firearms member since 1991

73_86cutaway.jpg

Email: [email protected]

Avatar
Wisconsin
Member
WACA Member
Forum Posts: 5347
Member Since:
May 2, 2009
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
3
March 2, 2022 - 2:49 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

The other thing to look at is compare the case that fired and the one that didn’t for the amount it indented the rim. You could also have a issue with the tit on the bolt.

Bob

WACA Life Member---
NRA Life Member----
Cody Firearms member since 1991

73_86cutaway.jpg

Email: [email protected]

Forum Timezone: UTC 0
Most Users Ever Online: 778
Currently Browsing this Page:
1 Guest(s)
Top Posters:
1873man: 5347
clarence: 4904
TXGunNut: 4089
Chuck: 3843
steve004: 3462
twobit: 2908
Maverick: 2057
JWA: 1928
Big Larry: 1895
Forum Stats:
Groups: 1
Forums: 16
Topics: 10959
Posts: 94623

 

Member Stats:
Guest Posters: 1516
Members: 11914
Moderators: 3
Admins: 3
Navigation