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Thread: Springfield barrel bands come off easy

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    Default Springfield barrel bands come off easy

    I just got a Armi Sport 61' Springfield and I noticed the rear and middle barrel bands seem to come off easy with very little upward pressure, is there anyway I can make these springs a little stronger like the front barrel spring? Thanks in advance.
    Jason D.

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    Hallo!

    It is hard to diagnose the patient when not in the office, but...

    If the forestock has not been reduced too much underneath the bands themselves (which sometimes can be built up with cardboard shims)...

    You can pop out the band springs and insert some shims into their mortises. A sliver of wood will raise the spring height and catch on the edge of the band more securely (or prevent the spring from being compressed as easily). Some lads use the "shaft" from a matchbook match with its head cut off. Then put the springs back in place.

    Curt

    Longer lasting "repairs' can be made by gluing wood shims in place.
    In gleichem Schritt und Tritt, Curt Schmidt

    Not a real Civil War reenactor, I only portray one on boards and fora.
    I do not portray a Civil War soldier, I merely interpret one.

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    Great idea with using a wood match shaft, will give this a try today, thanks!
    Jason D.

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    Hallo!

    I was referring to the paper/carboard matchbook matches as they are thinner.

    Wooden match sticks may be too thick. But yes, one could sand them down if they made the band springs stick up too high (trial and error fitting). If the spring is raised too high, the band will not pass over it.

    If glued in, wood is more permanent than cardboard.

    Curt
    In gleichem Schritt und Tritt, Curt Schmidt

    Not a real Civil War reenactor, I only portray one on boards and fora.
    I do not portray a Civil War soldier, I merely interpret one.

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    Had to use the wood but works just as it should now, thanks!
    Jason

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    Default chiesl

    take off the bands and chiesl slivver front ways on the stock and slightly lift it up, slide the band then over it towards the lock the slivver will pop up and hold the ring on ...

    r. zavoda
    pvt. 4th ovi

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