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91/30 How strong is the spring?

1891, 91/30, M38, M44, 91/59, P-series, M27, M28, M28-30 and M39
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91/30 How strong is the spring?

#1 Post by WVBrady » Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:13 pm

Hi guys. Because of health problems, I have not been able to do much with my 91/30's and am just now starting to get reacquainted with them. I know that I am not as strong as I used to be, but I have a lot of difficulty disassembling the bolt, even with gloves on.

Using my cheap fish scale, I measured that it took 26 lbs. of force to pull the cocking knob back. I checked two of them and they were both about the same. They have both been rearsenaled, so I imagine that they might have new springs.

Would someone please check and see if this is a typical number? I would appreciate it very much.

Brady

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Re: 91/30 How strong is the spring?

#2 Post by Rapidrob » Wed Feb 13, 2019 10:16 am

I took my force meter,which is dead-bolts on. I assembled a pulling collar that pulled the striker straight back and measured these:
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I found the Commies did a very good job of manufacturing springs that were duplicate-able by different countries.
The average spring force was 23 pounds extended. Your fish scale is pretty much dead on for a good " Fish Story".
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Re: 91/30 How strong is the spring?

#3 Post by WVBrady » Wed Feb 13, 2019 1:45 pm

Thanks for the response. I must be weaker that I thought. :( I do still go to the gym though. :)

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Re: 91/30 How strong is the spring?

#4 Post by 72 usmc » Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:51 pm

:lol: :lol: :roll: Ya, wait till you get those crazy safety caps on the pill bottles.
I had to use my band saw to cut the top off. I just could not push down hard enough and still try to screw the stupid kid proof cap off.
Then you got about 20 pills in a large bottle that can fit about 500. What a joke. Then it's like $900 for 90 days of blood thinners. :shifty:
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Re: 91/30 How strong is the spring?

#5 Post by WVBrady » Wed Feb 13, 2019 10:09 pm

72 usmc wrote:
Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:51 pm
:lol: :lol: :roll: Ya, wait till you get those crazy safety caps on the pill bottles.
I had to use my band saw to cut the top off. I just could not push down hard enough and still try to screw the stupid kid proof cap off.
Then you got about 20 pills in a large bottle that can fit about 500. What a joke. Then it's like $900 for 90 days of blood thinners. :shifty:
I can open my safety caps ok, but I have some individually packaged pills that I have to use a knife on to open the package; I don't know what that is for.

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