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Muzzle Load
Air Weapons

These images are really a shade small for best clarity but note, on the right the original pattern spring. It is a classic ''V'' and also has a small projection which indexes in the rear of the recoil shield.

The new type replacement is less a true ''V'' than just curve formed, and the projection is not there - instead, before heat treatment a ''dimple'' was stamped in. This is barely enough to keep the spring in place but some small fine-tuning to the lever engagement end did finally succeed and once in place and settled it seems to be able to stay put.

It is probably a fact, that to make the spring exactly as the original, would be way too costly.