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The firing pin spring in my recently aquired Winchester 52 'Pre A' is so worn, it has developed flats on the outside diameter of the wire... While I have the bolt apart, I'd like to replace the spring.

I've managed to obtain a speedlock spring, but this rifle is not speedlocked, and I fear the speedlock spring is too heavy and short.

Can any Winchester Wizards out there recommend a suitable replacement for a Winchester 52 'Pre A' Firing Pin Spring or at least point me in the right direction???

I struck out at Numrich Arms...
 

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I'm not familiar with the size of the spring that you need since all of my 52's are B's models, but Brownells has spring stock kits of different size and weight over pin springs. You get a bag of about 18 different springs--I think it's two of each diameter and they are each about one foot long--you just find a size that works and cut off what you need. If you'll look in a Brownell's catalog under springs, you should find it. If you do not have a Brownell's catalog, I'll be glad to look for you, if you will give me the diameter of the spring and the length and approximate spring wire size. Or, try Brownell's.com online--the info may be on the site. Let me know if I can help.
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Thank you Kent.

Here is what has developed so far: I am in the final phases of rust bluing the barrelled action and I am itching to shoot the gun again... I really want to replace the spring with the genuine article- BUT I am having doubts if the spring in there is original!

It's not 'finished' on either end, just clipped and bent inwards.

It's 3" long, about 7/32" diameter or the same as the speedlock spring, 3/32" between each coil, and approx 1/32" wire diameter...

Brownells said with apologies, they could not help me to find this spring. But I will consider your suggestion.

I also have the guy from Wolff Springs looking into this mystery...
 

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DeBee-
If you'll mike that spring and give me the measurements in thousandths--and also the inner diameter, I'll see if I have anything that will work as a substitute. I'm guessing it'll be hard to find and original spring--shucks, a spring is a spring--as long as it works and has enough tension it should be ok. Sounds like you're going to have a fine rifle there. Rust blueing is my favorite finish--but I haven't done any of that in a few years--I used to restore a lot of side by sides and Model 12's and 97 Winchesters. Let me know if I can help. I may have something that'll work.
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Obsolete Parts for Winchester Firearms

DeBee,

You might want to check-out some of these parts dealers:

Obsolete Parts for Winchester Firearms

Like:

Jack First, Inc.
1201 Turbin Drive
Rapid City , SD 57701
ph 605-343-8481

Models: 77-1885 H&L Wall-1886-1887-88-1890-1892-1893-Pre '64 M/94 1895-1897-1898-1899-100-121-131-141-150-190-250-255-270-275-310-320-377-490-840-1900-SX Model 1-1901-1902-1903 1904-1905-1906-1907-1910 1911-12-1917-Enfield-20-21-24 25-36-37-37A-40-41-42-43-47 50-52-52B-52C-52D-54-55-56 57-58-59-60-60A-61-62-62A-63-67 67A-69-69A-Pre-'64 M/70-71-72 1873-74-76-1876

Outback Guns
2110 McLean Avenue
New Albany , IN 47150
ph 812-945-0480

Models: 47-52-67-69-69A-72-75

Good Luck...! ! :)
 
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