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Posted 19 February 2010 - 11:35 PM

I have a custom project I'm working on and need a long compression spring similar to the Longbow mag spring. I used to have the mags but sold them a while ago but don't know their exact specs. If I can get the specs for the spring, I can find out if they would work for my project. If they do, I would very much like to buy a spring. If not, then I may need to look elsewhere.

If anyone has a damaged mag, this would be a perfect opportunity to part it out.
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Posted 20 February 2010 - 08:58 AM

the springs are around the width of a paintball(.68 inches), and about 17 inches long. people have used the spiral wire from a notebook, but they arent as springy as a regular spring. If you look around at home depot or something, you might find one. You might even find one the right width, but too short, so you could just use 2 or 3 of em.
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Posted 20 February 2010 - 09:18 AM

Hmm, I'll have to find quite a few then because I'm going to need approx 36" of spring. I'm making a drum mag and when you start coiling up stuff, the length adds up quick.

Thanks for the Home Depot tip. I'll look into that.
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Posted 20 February 2010 - 09:18 AM

probably something like this youre looking for

http://www.mcmaster....9663k34/=5wg1cx
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Posted 20 February 2010 - 09:27 AM

View Postfourthsyde, on Feb 20 2010, 10:18 AM, said:

probably something like this youre looking for

http://www.mcmaster....9663k34/=5wg1cx


That's pretty close but I think I need the wire thickness to be less. I'm not sure if it will compress enough for my needs. I'll look into McMaster Carr a little and see if they have something thinner. I totally forgot about that site because I never use it; only knew of it.

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Posted 20 February 2010 - 09:48 AM

This might be what I need.

http://www.mcmaster....9662k26/=5wg7mm

Does anyone know the spring constant of the Longbow mag springs? The McMaster spring has it listed but I have nothing to compare it to. I'd hate to have it show up and just crush the stack of balls or not bend to fit the curve of the mag.

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