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14th February 2005, 23:37
I just purchased a used gold cup national match. It's my wife's Valentines gift. The manual references two springs- green for semi wad cutters plain for higher pressure ammo. I looked at the spring and it looks plain to me but was it once green? How green was it. I would like for my wife to be able to shoot the wad cutters for a little less recoil. I am obviously new to the 1911 and the forum. It's the first forum I've joined . I am very impressed with the quality of the discussion. I would appreciate any recommendations on spring selection or other operating tips. Thanks, Dana
15th February 2005, 04:43
I Dana, as first thing I'm very happy for your couple life, such a gift is unusual( in my country not obviously in yours) but important! I don'n know about the "green"(label I think) but I can tell you that the strongest spring is for standard loads and is 16-16,5 lbs rated, the weak one is 14 lbs rated for soft loads. Try to compress the sprig along a rod to assay the strenght of each one.
I hope to have help you.
15th February 2005, 09:32
Thanks for the info. Dana
18th February 2005, 17:37
Since you just bought it new; I will assume that it is a Gold Cup Trophy model. The two springs that come with the gun are 16# and 18.5#. The green colored spring is for shooting light target loads and should not be used with heavier loads. The heavier spring can be used with any loads; light or heavy; it will work just fine. Put the heavy spring in and don't worry about it. You can call Colts Customer Service to verify the above at 1-800-962-COLT
18th February 2005, 18:13
Thanks for the info. I should have been more specific, it is used. Hence, only one spring. I have done a little research since the post. I ordered a set of springs from Wolff. So I'll be able to set it up the way I want.
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