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I acquired a Model 1893 with a weak hammer. Removing the stock revealed a “wire” type hammer spring. Doesn’t look very good to me, although I might be able to adjust the fit. I see this wire spring listed as a replacement part in some literature. It appears the original should be a flat spring. Can anybody verify this? Which option provides better operation?
Jim, the spring stayed the same all the way through the model designations 1893, '93, and early 1936, which were all the same gun. A second variation of the 1936 used a coil spring, and the gun was later designated as Model 36. All of which were the origin of the current 336.
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Those wire springs are horrible and whoever decided to build them should get a kick in the rear. They'e junk.
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