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 Post subject: Mag spring replacement?
PostPosted: Sat Jul 19, 2014 6:05 pm 
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Will HP replace, send out a new magazine spring if requested? I've gotten various parts from HP before for different guns but have never had any mag issues. Recently picked up a 995 classic , doesn't look to have been fired much but of the three mags it came with one mag has an extremely weak spring, very much noticeable compared to the other two. The tube and bottom look fine. I sent HP an order for some more mags, and requested a couple spare/replacement parts such as recoil spring and firing pin ass'y.
Just was wondering if they'll send a replacement mag spring or if I'll have to trash the mag.

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 Post subject: Re: Mag spring replacement?
PostPosted: Sat Jul 19, 2014 9:42 pm 
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I sure would think so. I don't think HP makes the mags, I think they assemble them. I'm guessing it's part of the weapon and would be covered. Call them and check for sure.

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 Post subject: Re: Mag spring replacement?
PostPosted: Sat Jul 19, 2014 11:33 pm 
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The "too tough spring" thing is part of the problem with their new mags/guns. Make sure that it has a problem
prior to replacing the spring. If it's that much weaker, likely it has issues. But then again, it might be just right!

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 Post subject: Re: Mag spring replacement?
PostPosted: Sun Jul 20, 2014 10:02 pm 
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I've never really had a problem with an HP factory mag that I bought new, every mag, pistol or carbine ( 40+ total) over the past 5 years would at least feed a full load of brass case FMJ from the git go. Never had to touch a single feed lip to feed brass case ammo. A couple were a bit balky with steel cased rds until broken in or worked on tho'.
This mag spring is so soft it will barely keep the follower against the feed lips unloaded if held upright.
This is a E series carbine, maybe from the 90s? My guess is that the previous owner kept this one mag loaded for some years, the other two have what seems to be normal tension and the gun looks fairly low mileage overall.
I did mention the bad spring and asked for a replacement in my letter / order for the other goods.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 20, 2014 10:09 pm 
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That old of a gun, you're probly right. Left full for years...

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 Post subject: Re: Mag spring replacement?
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If nothing else I'm pretty sure if you send the mag in they will replace the whole mag under warranty

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Well the answer is yes, they do send mag springs if requested. Fast too, I mailed off a letter and postal m.o. last Sat, today (Thur) my goods arrived, both the mags I purchased and the free replacement parts.
I'm no longer surprised by HP's awesome service but am still amazed.

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Good to hear they took care of you! Gotta love HP eh?

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I've gotten warranty parts before with a phone call and no questions asked. Best service in the biz.


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