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This is a discussion on P938 Recoil Spring length within the P238, P938 Pistol forums, part of the SIG Sauer Pistols category; Just a matter of interest concerning my new recoil spring. I took my new 938 Equinox (22 May 2016 build date) to the range for ...


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Old 06-30-2016, 07:54 AM   #1
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P938 Recoil Spring length

Just a matter of interest concerning my new recoil spring. I took my new 938 Equinox (22 May 2016 build date) to the range for the first time and while reassembling before firing I noticed that the recoil spring had a slight bow in it. It shot perfectly just as I expected but I called Sig and they sent me a new spring. When I went to install the new spring I noticed that it was about an inch longer than the original spring. DUH, what's going on???? Any way, I installed the original spring which was typically difficult for my 80 year old hands to do. Has Sig lengthened the spring in the last couple of weeks? I can't imagine how much more difficult it would be to install the longer spring.

BTW, I haven't called Sig to ask.

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The spring will take a set just from being in the pistol for a while and will look shorter.

For these pistols it's best to keep a round count and change at about 1,400 rounds, per Sig CS reps. Here's a picture of my first spring, which I let go a little longer.



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The pistol is new. The round count is 300. I'll be firing it next week and will try to put the longer spring in then.
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If you have problems keeping the spring straight, try a punch, dowel or even a cleaning rod to keep the spring straight. The dowel I have at the bottom of the picture came with my Walther P22 which has a similar issue.


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I use a dowel and my P22 tool also and it's still tough for me. Don't you hate getting OLD!!!
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Don't you hate getting OLD!!!
Yeah, but for a lot more reasons than a recoil spring!

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