Smith & Wesson Forum

Go Back   Smith & Wesson Forum > >


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 01-06-2017, 11:27 PM
shaft1 shaft1 is offline
Member
3rd gen 6946 hammer spring 3rd gen 6946 hammer spring 3rd gen 6946 hammer spring 3rd gen 6946 hammer spring 3rd gen 6946 hammer spring  
Join Date: Apr 2016
Posts: 7
Likes: 0
Liked 12 Times in 5 Posts
Default 3rd gen 6946 hammer spring

I recently purchased a used 6946 DAO from Gander for $231 out the door after my discounts ..... marked NPD (Newark Police Dept?). Plenty of holster wear but for the price it's a decent gun.

In any case, I'm in the process of replacing the hammer spring to the lighter 17-pounder wolff spring. I'm having a heck of a time reinstalling the grip I think because the spring is longer. I don't want to force things and end up breaking something.

Any tips or tricks to make this task easier? I've searched online with no avail. This is my first 3rd gen so I'm clueless. Your help is greatly appreciated.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 01-07-2017, 11:34 AM
Old_Cop Old_Cop is offline
Member
3rd gen 6946 hammer spring 3rd gen 6946 hammer spring 3rd gen 6946 hammer spring 3rd gen 6946 hammer spring 3rd gen 6946 hammer spring  
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Crawford County PA
Posts: 102
Likes: 119
Liked 95 Times in 47 Posts
Default

Are the same number of coils is each spring, if so I think that it will fit and work. If not, then is there a difference in spring length between 5900 and 6900 springs? Maybe one of our experts will have the answer.
__________________
Made it, Ma! Top of the world!
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 01-07-2017, 04:18 PM
justicetyme justicetyme is offline
Member
3rd gen 6946 hammer spring 3rd gen 6946 hammer spring 3rd gen 6946 hammer spring 3rd gen 6946 hammer spring 3rd gen 6946 hammer spring  
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Beautiful Southern Middle
Posts: 227
Likes: 11
Liked 235 Times in 57 Posts
Default

One thing I've found helpful in replacing 3rd gen grips is to make sure the hammer is NOT in the reset / cocked position.
James
__________________
Hebrews 9:27 (KJV)
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #4  
Old 01-07-2017, 05:37 PM
torizus's Avatar
torizus torizus is offline
Member
3rd gen 6946 hammer spring 3rd gen 6946 hammer spring 3rd gen 6946 hammer spring 3rd gen 6946 hammer spring 3rd gen 6946 hammer spring  
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: USA
Posts: 171
Likes: 311
Liked 135 Times in 67 Posts
Default

^^^^^^^^^ What Justicetyme said, that will get ya everytime when installing original grips. Hammer up and be aware of thegrip's inside tangs at the front end of the grips,they must go inside and around the the front struts of the grip frame.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #5  
Old 01-10-2017, 09:36 PM
shaft1 shaft1 is offline
Member
3rd gen 6946 hammer spring 3rd gen 6946 hammer spring 3rd gen 6946 hammer spring 3rd gen 6946 hammer spring 3rd gen 6946 hammer spring  
Join Date: Apr 2016
Posts: 7
Likes: 0
Liked 12 Times in 5 Posts
Default

The 17-pound wolff spring is actually .39 inch longer by design per wolff tech.

The new spring is in the gun now and a lighter trigger pull.

My issue when reinstalling the grip was that I didn't realize the new spring was not completely straight while pushing the spring down -- so there was no give. Another rookie mistake. Thank you for all the input.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
6946 with black hammer and chrome trigger (PD trade in) Grog Smith & Wesson Semi-Auto Pistols 0 07-23-2014 02:55 PM
6946 Recoil Spring Photoman44 Smith & Wesson Semi-Auto Pistols 3 05-15-2014 06:08 PM
What are the standard Hammer Spring and Rebound Spring weights? jdickson397 S&W Revolvers: 1961 to 1980 1 06-27-2011 10:55 PM
New hammer spring in 6946. alde Smith & Wesson Semi-Auto Pistols 1 11-01-2010 01:14 PM
6946 Recoil Spring iafirebuff Smith & Wesson Semi-Auto Pistols 3 04-29-2009 02:32 PM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
smith-wessonforum.com tested by Norton Internet Security smith-wessonforum.com tested by McAfee Internet Security

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:02 AM.


S-W Forum, LLC 2000-2015
Smith-WessonForum.com is not affiliated with Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation (NASDAQ Global Select: SWHC)