Springs to go back to stock

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by elgineddie, Dec 10, 2015.

  1. elgineddie

    elgineddie New Member

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    Howdy friends,
    New member on this forum but have been shooting Rugers for years.
    I come today with a spring question. I picked up a used 1995 Vaquero 4-5/8" .45 Colt with some spring work done to it at some point in its life. I'd like to go back to the stock weights. I measured the trigger pull and she's at 2lbs... too lite for me. Also, not sure if the hammer spring was changed either. Visually hard to tell. So my question is: I'm not sure which springs were changed. Do they make standard springs or perhaps "standard weight but better quality" springs aftermarket? I don't mind a heavier spring as long as their break point is consistent.

    Anything you can share would be great!
     
  2. gunslinger669

    gunslinger669 Active Member

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    Hit shopruger.com and look for the springs to match your model- they carried them the last time I was poking around in there just a month or so ago.....
     

  3. MagBlackhawk

    MagBlackhawk Patriot

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    Probably all of the aftermarket springs will be lighter than stock. The standard Ruger springs are of high quality.
    To get a 2# trigger pull they likely changed the hammer spring along with the trigger return spring. Ruger should be able to fix you up with both.
     
  4. jstanfield103

    jstanfield103 Member

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    Welcome to the forum, and agreed just call Ruger CS and they will be able to point you in the right way.
     
  5. nickndfl

    nickndfl Active Member

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    Replace all the springs to be sure. They aren't that expensive and you will be guaranteed to get what you want for the trigger. I would look at a Wolff kit which often provides multiple weights so you can select your favorite.

    The first time you replace the springs it takes about 30 minutes. By the third time it should take less than 2.
     
  6. phideaux

    phideaux Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Welcome to RugerTalk Eddie,

    I moved your first post to Introductions

    Thanks for joining.


    I lived in Algonquin for about 15 years..


    Jim
     
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  7. elgineddie

    elgineddie New Member

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    Thanks for the welcomes and for the info! I will look into ordering the springs. For the low cost that springs go for, and for the experience gained in installing them, it will be a good exercise for me.

    I also noticed wear on the left side of the hammer and when I searched on that I discovered it's somewhat common and can be remedied with 2-3 .005" shims.

    Thanks again...
     
  8. DrDenby

    DrDenby New Member

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    Welcome, eddie

    To get to 2# , a lot more was done than spring change.

    Someone took a stone or file to the single action sear close to or to the point of being unsafe.

    If you want to take it back closer to stock, I would get a replacement hammer too. That might even be enough to get it to where you want without the added spring expense.

    https://www.gunpartscorp.com/Products/247080.htm

    You will need to use your pins,plunger, etc, .

    Doc
     
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  9. jmohme

    jmohme Well-Known Member

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    Welcome from Texas!
     
  10. elgineddie

    elgineddie New Member

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    Hmmm good point. On my pull scale it was breaking just below 2lbs. I ordered and installed Wolff 40oz trigger and 19lb hammer springs. The 40oz trigger spring brought the pull to an average break between 2.75 & 3lbs. I'm sure the new spring will calm down to 2.5 or so at some point.
    I'm happy... for now! ;-)

    -Ed



     
  11. smokier

    smokier New Member

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    Welcome from Eastern Iowa!
    Be Safe,
    Smokier