Winchester 1973 magazine tube spring length relaxed


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 16, 2020 8:32 pm
Anybody have a spring length on the mag tube for a 24" barrel on a 32-20. I had the plug out and the spring shot out with surprising force and appears to be too long. TIA
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 16, 2020 11:48 pm
Welcome to the forum!

Some early Winchester levers had a long spring to allow for spring compression memory due to leaving the tube full over long periods of time. Does the resistance seem okay while charging the tube?
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 18, 2020 8:58 pm
Haven't had it to the range to run it through its paces.. didn't want to run live rounds through the system in the basement.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2020 10:09 pm
I agree with redryder, you won't know 'til you try it out .
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