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PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2012 10:31 am 
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So a few weeks ago I was cleaning my dad's C9 and when I took the thing apart I somehow managed to launch the firing pin spring into the unknown. I got a new firing pin assembly from mom earlier this week. I just tried to put it back together, but I think I've got the wrong spring. It seems to be too long. It is damn near impossible to get the retaining pin where it is supposed to be and to put the slide back on. And when I do, it makes a terrible crunching, binding sound when I pull the slide back. What do you guys think, wrong spring?
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 Post subject: Re: Wrong spring
PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2012 10:39 am 
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Here's a crappy cell phone video trying to show the sound it makes. I also tried to show that it won't go all the way back without exerting great force.
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 Post subject: Re: Wrong spring
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most likely. It certainly sounds like its not able to compress normally.

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The new spring design for the C9 and CF are now a little longer. Looking at your photo it appears to be the correct spring. I got the new spring design in my Hi-Point guns and they work just fine.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2012 12:57 pm 
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i also got a longer spring


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2012 10:19 pm 
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no it,s the right spring, now if they would make the spring in the JHP longer it would be nice


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 Post subject: Re: Wrong spring
PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2012 10:22 pm 
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It's the right spring, and the crunching sound you hear is normal. Fire it a few times and the spring will take a set and be a lot shorter, yeah, the first time getting it in there is a PITA.

If you take a jewelers file to the cut ends on the short spring it will lessen the "crunch" noticeably.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2012 10:30 pm 
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Thanks all. I got it in there and racked the slide a handful of times and it is getting better.

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When you assemble the springs make sure the outer spring is at the back near the retainer pin and not forward near the firing pin. This way the spring will not make the crunching, binding sound as it moves back into position. The outer spring rakes over the sear trying to get into the rear position if it is forward.

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Mine was the same way, wondered what I screwed up this time. But glad to see this posting as now I can relax. And it did get better today at range.

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