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Old 08-12-2018, 7:37 PM
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Question C96 Recoil Spring Power Question

I bought a C96 that had a broken firing pin. The price was right and I picked up a new firing pin easily enough. I decided while I am at it, I am going to replace all of the springs with Wolff sprigs. I am trying to figure out if I should use their standard factory rating weight or their +10% for the recoil spring. I have had ejection problems in some guns by going too heavy on the recoil spring. On the other hand, the number one thing that beats these weapons up is using them with a worn recoil spring and if it would function with the heavier spring I would think it would be better for the gun.

Does anyone have any experience with this? Thoughts? Thanks.
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Buy both, start with the heavier spring and if it doesn't function reliably try the standard spring.
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I'd go with the standard weight spring, after all, it's not likely you're gonna' be hot-rodding the rounds.
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I recently installed a standard power Wolff spring set in one of my Broomhandles and it seems really stiff compared to older Wolff spring sets I have installed. In particular, the bolt return spring (the one that goes over the firing pin and returns the bolt to battery under spring tension) is a lot longer than ones I have purchased in the past, so it seems like Wolff may have adjusted the spring pressure for their standard weight spring set? Either way, it definitely will close the bolt to return to battery, and the hammer spring is what primarily slows the bolt down under recoil and reduces bolt rearward velocity on the bolt stop, so it should be good to go with a standard power Broomhandle spring set.
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Thanks guys!
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You may look into a new bolt stop, and use that for shooting and keep the original. especially if it is an all original parts gun
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You may look into a new bolt stop, and use that for shooting and keep the original. especially if it is an all original parts gun
Not a bad idea as the bolt stop shows almost no wear. I can't remember if that is a numbered part. All of the numbers match except one part. I can't remember which part it was. I have to take a look but don't feel like walking to the shop tonight. I will try to take some pics tomorrow or day after tomorrow.
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The bolt stop should be stamped on the 12 O clock flat if it's a matching gun.
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It is stamped but it doesn't match the gun. I was wrong, looks like this gun was put together from three. The lower and the guts (bolt FCG, hammer...) are from one gun, the upper is from another, and the bolt stop is another number.
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