View Full Version : Tokarev recoil spring replacement

Dr Rockso
08-24-2009, 8:19 PM
I got a new set of springs for my Romanian Tokarev, but after popping the recoil spring retainer off the old recoil spring I can't for the life of me get it to snap on to the new one. Any advice?

Dr Rockso
08-26-2009, 5:02 PM
Perhaps a photo will clarify what I'm talking about. Any tricks for getting the spring in the groove in the spring retainer?

http://img200.imageshack.us/img200/9294/springretainer.jpg (http://img200.imageshack.us/i/springretainer.jpg/)

Dr. Peter Venkman
08-26-2009, 5:14 PM
Wiggle it!

08-26-2009, 5:40 PM
leatherman pliers.

08-26-2009, 5:50 PM
have you tried hitting it?

:D I have the same prob when the button falls off my T-54 so I just stopped taking it apart

Dr Rockso
08-26-2009, 7:42 PM
Finally got it. Loosened the spring up a bit using a pencil as a mandrel and then just worked it with the leatherman pliers (which actually worked a lot better than the needle-nose pliers I had been using). Total time invested in this: ~2.5 hours. Stupid milsurps.

08-31-2009, 8:07 PM
Wow, I had the same problem a while back and was ticked it took me about 30-45 minutes to fix. I forgot what I did or I would have given advice. I think I used needlenose pliers and kept wiggling until I got it to pop in. The moral of the story is to hope the spring never needs replacing.