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Old 09-12-2019, 05:28 PM
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I have a Ruger Wrangler in transit and am vaguely interested in a Wolff spring kit. Can give me some info on what spring weight to consider and what sort of results should I expect or at least hope for. PLEASE someone with some experience with this kit help me out with primarily what spring weight to use and maintain reliability with. Any help will be appreciated. THANKS IN ADVANC Shelby Chastain
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Old 09-12-2019, 06:58 PM
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I don't have a Wrangler but I don't know if I'd mess with the factory springs that will probably give you 100% reliability. My thought would be, what are you hoping to achieve?

If we were talking about a serious target pistol, I might explore aftermarket springs, but I think the Wrangler is more the casual plinker with the fixed sights and short barrel so I don't know if the springs will make any improvement in practical accuracy.

My 2 cents... Good luck.

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Old 09-12-2019, 09:48 PM
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Shelby1941, I know this isn't helping you with the information that you have asked for, but Ruk's post really struck a chord with me. I have a new Single-six and I have been mulling over the exact same questions that you have asked, and I am leaning towards this answer.

My Single-six is going to be used for plinking and casual shooting. It doesn't have a really great trigger pull, but it isn't terrible either, and it is 100% reliable. Right now I am leaning towards leaving it stock and enjoying it just as it is. I will be watching the thread though to see the responses that you get.

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Old 09-12-2019, 10:24 PM
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First thing you should do is give it, and you, some break-in together as is.
While doing that check out online the 'poor-boy' spring job (folks been doing this for decades and it is completely/easily reversible) It amounts to unhooking one leg of the trigger spring under a grip panel. The Only disassembly is removing the grip panel. I have done this with complete satisfaction on 3 of my Ruger sgl. actions, one of which is a Super Sgl Six. I dont consider a 'kit' any more.

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Old 09-13-2019, 05:39 AM
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Springs!

I have several single actions including a Wrangler and Single Sixes.
All single actions have a long lock time (hammer fall).
When one changes the hammer spring to a lighter spring the gun gets easier to cock
but lock time increases as well as the risk of light firing pin strikes.
One must have excellent follow through on each shot to be accurate.
Other members have suggested adequate break in time before making changes and I agree.
Wolff offers two trigger springs, 30oz and 40oz. It's been my experience that the stock hammer spring and the Wolff 30oz trigger give the best lock time, reliability and a lighter trigger pull. Lighter trigger pulls mean extra care in handling!
The Wrangler trigger spring is shaped differently than the Single six but the geometry appears the same.
Bottom line: I'd try the Wolff 30oz trigger spring after break in.
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I would suggest that you do not mess with the hammer spring. 22's need that heavier spring for reliability like already said. I have a Single Six Hunter, put a lighter trigger spring in it after reading up on this exact question. The trigger spring worked wonders. I love it with that trigger spring.
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I very much agree with the last two posts. I live within about a 25 minute drive to Brownell's and this afternoon I drove over and bought a Brownell's spring kit for the Ruger single action revolvers. It included 3 different weight hammer springs and a 30 oz. trigger spring. I just installed the 30 oz. trigger spring and left the stock hammer spring in my Single-six revolver and I couldn't believe the difference. It took all of the perceived creep out of the trigger pull and it now just breaks like glass. They list the 30 oz. trigger spring by itself but they were out of stock on it so I just bought the kit. Best money I ever spent on a single action trigger job!
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Old 09-14-2019, 09:15 AM
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First thing you should do is give it, and you, some break-in together as is.
While doing that check out online the 'poor-boy' spring job (folks been doing this for decades and it is completely/easily reversible) It amounts to unhooking one leg of the trigger spring under a grip panel. The Only disassembly is removing the grip panel. I have done this with complete satisfaction on 3 of my Ruger sgl. actions, one of which is a Super Sgl Six. I dont consider a 'kit' any more.
What he says. It works. no cost, reversible in a minute.
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The "poor boy" method that has been mentioned above actually works quite well, I have done that also. One thing that I will mention, I was amazed at the difference in quality and precision between the 30 oz. spring that I bought at Brownell's versus the stock spring. The wrapped steel coils on the replacement spring just perfectly fit the pin that goes through the spring, whereas the stock spring coils were significantly larger and with only one leg secured on the grip frame pin the spring set kind of cockeyed in the grip frame. Like I said, the "poor-boy" technique does the job quite well, I just felt my money for the replacement spring was well spent. I will admit that I am kind of picky.
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The first thing I did to my wranglers was to put the 30 oz trigger spring and an 18 lb hammer spring in the pistol couldn't be happier. Smoothed both the cocking action and trigger pull out real nice.
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Both of our Wranglers have 17lb hammer and 30oz trigger Wolff springs. On mine I also honed the sear on a surgical black Arkansas. My trigger is crisp no creep and just barely 2lbs my son's gun had just the spring kit installed and it is 2 1/4 lb trigger with a slight creep. The "poor mans" trigger job brings the pull to about 3lbs and is probably sufficient for most people. The Wolff "shooters pack" comes with a heavier spring for the cylinder pin release and I put the stock spring back into mine, it was too heavy and cumbersome. I have all 3 hammer springs that Wolff offered 17, 18 and 19lb, but the 17lb has yet to produce a failure to fire from light strike, and if your shooting skills are inhibited by the increased "lock time" of the lighter spring you are a far better marksman that I will ever be. We did side by side comparisons before we did the springs in my son's pistol and we both preferred the way the lighter hammer spring felt.
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I would suggest that you do not mess with the hammer spring. 22's need that heavier spring for reliability like already said. I have a Single Six Hunter, put a lighter trigger spring in it after reading up on this exact question. The trigger spring worked wonders. I love it with that trigger spring.
My Single Six has the best trigger pull of any of my repeating handguns and that is with the stock hammer spring. I relieved the tension on the trigger spring and that made quite a difference. The sear notch was stoned but that would not be necessary.
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Not a Single-Six, but replacing my Bearcat 22 lb. factory hammer springs with 18 lb. Wolff springs made a world of difference in both trigger pull and cocking effort. Wolff kit has an 18, and a 16 pound spring. I got a few light strikes with the 16. There is no poor boy job on a Bearcat, the trigger spring is totally different.


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I bought a Wolff spring kit for my Single Six, and just replaced the trigger spring. Much pleased! I figured out how to replace the spring without disassembling the whole gun. Been so many years I can't remember what I did, but it wasn't hard!
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I tried the PBTG on my single six convertible - but ran into issues

Without the cylinder installed - functioned correctly

With the cylinder installed (dry fire) - the trigger would fail to reset +95% of the time..

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