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Old 08-20-2017, 02:08 PM
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We (Keith Hooton Palmer, MA) disassembled the model one second issue (very carefully) because the hammer was being captured but not consistently. We found a broken trigger spring.
Two questions:
Where can we find an original trigger spring?
Any suggestions?

The revolver is in amazing shape for its age.
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There are two types of trigger springs in these Model 1, 2nd issues. Lower serial numbers have a single leaf spring and higher numbers have a V shaped spring. I suspect you have the V spring type gun. Either one is easy to make if you are handy with tools, etc. Get an old alarm clock main spring and clip a section from it long enough to make the new spring. If you have the single leaf spring, cut a piece the same length and install it in your gun. If you need the V spring , you will have to heat a piece of spring, bend it to the V shape and anneal it, then fit it to your gun. Gun dealers like Brownells or Midway sell bags of generic V springs that can sometimes be trimmed to work in a gun. Plan "B" is to look for a junker Model One, 2nd issue, and salvage the trigger spring. I'm not aware of any parts suppliers that would have the exact spring you need and the expense of having a gunsmith make a spring and repair the gun would exceed the value of the gun, so it's a DIY job . Ed.

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Ed,
Thanks for your reply. I think my description may be wrong. It is a wound spring that could be the trigger return spring. I found this on ebay and bought it. We now have 2 extra parts if any one needs them.
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wlamon3, Pls. see my PM to you. Thanks, Ed.
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Walt, there were actually three trigger springs used on Model 1, 2nd Issue guns. Ed described the two flat spring variants, and as you discovered there was also a coil spring variant. There were only about 4,000 of the coil spring trigger guns made in the 13,500 to 17,500 serial number range.

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