Percussion mainspring

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Diplomat22

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I recently broke the mainspring on my Pedersoli capper rifle. New spring coming from the US in a week or 2. maybe. Necessity is the mother of invention. Went and bought a bag of 200 1/4 x 3 1/2" heavy elastic band, took 2 and doubled them up and looped the ends over the hammer and drum. Worked like a charm to set the caps off. I think I will paint them black maybe nobody will notice.
 

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bubba.50

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I saw a CVA Kentucky at a gunshow once that had a spring like from an old timey screen door hooked on the hammer and a screw in the fore-end to anchor the other end. Crude as hell but I guess ya do what ya gotta do.
 

Acorn Mush

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Did that ever bring back memories! I had to do that exact thing on my first, and VERY crude, M/L rifle back in '64.
 
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