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Old 05-11-2017, 08:30 AM   #1
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I just purchased and installed a set of Wolf replacement springs in a semi-auto for a friend and it got me to wondering. My Hi-Power has factory springs in it. No complaints. (so maybe no reason to change them) Would there be any advantage to replacing the springs in my Hi-Power? The reason I ask is I'm getting ready to do a detail strip to have my pistol Cerakoted and will have everything laying out on a cloth, so then would be a perfect time to replace them. Just wondering.
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Old 05-11-2017, 09:50 AM   #2
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Used gun, right? You have no idea how much use the original springs have had, so why not replace them.
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I know exactly how much use they've had..............I'm the original owner. It's mainly been a bedside stand pistol. My question was mainly about replacing the springs with enhanced spring weights, not factory weights. Just curious whether there would be any advantage or not.
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I think a BHP hammer spring in a new pistol is up to lasting the life of the pistol. Firing pin springs, recoil springs and trigger springs do not.

I used 18.5 and 20 pound Wolff brand BHP recoil springs in informal testing for front sight disturbance and for reliability examination for function not too far back. The thread is around hear somewhere.

I found the pistol to function with standard velocity FMJ and found the smallest amount of front sight disturbance with the factory weight recoil and hammer spring. I see no benefit to xtra power recoil springs with standard velocity ball or a need to change the firing pin spring weight.

My personal belief is a trigger return spring will last until it breaks. Periodic replacement is not a bad idea.

The mds spring? No need for me to concern myself about one of those.
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Thanks, Chuntaro. That's enough recommendation for me to make my decision.
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... I used 18.5 and 20 pound Wolff brand BHP recoil springs in informal testing for front sight disturbance and for reliability examination for function not too far back. The thread is around hear somewhere. ...
There is a multitude of spring threads on this sub-forum and the pistol-smithing sub-forum.

The late Stephen Camp and I were much of the impetus behind using an 18.5 lbs recoil spring, but that was for +P and +P+ 9mm ammo. Neither Stephen nor I ever used 22 lbs recoil springs in our 9mm BHPs.

Like Chuntaro, I also use standard power (17 lbs) recoil springs in my 9mm BHPs for the same reason - they work and work just fine.
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Old 05-11-2017, 02:41 PM   #7
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Hello Chris,

Check this thread out - HP spring replacement
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Thanks for the link, Bob. Read the thread. I'm stickkin' with OEM springs.
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Now that you have made your choice Chris I can say you made the right one. The recoil recovery from the minimal front sight movement is what sold me.
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Old 05-11-2017, 09:27 PM   #10
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Thanks, Chuntaro.

I detail stripped my Hi-Power tonight. Slightly embarrassed to admit it, but that's the first time I've done that in the 33 years I've owned it. (Now if I can just remember where that tiny little spring went when I get ready to put it back together after I get the Cerakote on it!!!!!!!!!!!)
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