Model 1893 hammer spring

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Jmyers1
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Model 1893 hammer spring

Post by Jmyers1 » Sun Nov 04, 2018 10:39 am

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?

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Re: Model 1893 hammer spring

Post by azhusker » Sun Nov 04, 2018 11:04 am

The spring should be a flat spring secured to the lower tang by a screw. Check with www.wisnersinc.com. The spring is different for a straight stock from a pistol grip style.
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Re: Model 1893 hammer spring

Post by Jmyers1 » Sun Nov 04, 2018 11:53 am

I believe my “1893” rifle was produced around 1920. It is a straight grip stock. Did the spring remain consistent throughout the entire production period or do I need to be careful of design changes?

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Re: Model 1893 hammer spring

Post by azhusker » Sun Nov 04, 2018 3:29 pm

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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Re: Model 1893 hammer spring

Post by marlinman93 » Mon Nov 05, 2018 11:06 am

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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Re: Model 1893 hammer spring

Post by Jmyers1 » Mon Nov 05, 2018 11:30 am

Thanks gentlemen. I agree, the wire spring retrofit looks awful! The caliber of my rifle is 38-55. Are there common issues with this model & caliber that I should look for when I disassemble it?

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