T/C trigger spring

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  1. Jan 13, 2020 at 7:31 PM #1

    sqqy14

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    I have a Thompson Center Pennsylvania Hunter with a broken trigger spring. Of course Thompson Center doesn't have any in stock any more.
    I wonder if anyone would know where I might be able to find one. The spring is small and not really visible in this photo. thompson trigger.jpg
     
  2. Jan 13, 2020 at 10:07 PM #2

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    Except for the possibility that the trigger might shake around and rattle, I don't know why you would need a trigger spring for this.

    I've built several guns that use a simple single trigger like that and I don't use a spring on them. They work fine. :)
     
  3. Jan 13, 2020 at 10:57 PM #3

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    You are right. Functionally it will work, but I would still like to have it.
     
  4. Jan 14, 2020 at 1:08 AM #4

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    Give S & W a call,1-866-730-1614 or 1-413-781-8300, I have gotten parts off them since they bought out T/C.
    You may even want to see if the Lyman single trigger spring would fit, since they come close to T/C.
     
  5. Jan 14, 2020 at 1:13 AM #5

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    If its a wire spring you could make one. I was able to obtain thin wire stock at lowes in the hardware section in the drawers.
    SM
     
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    I might be able to make one out of wire fishing leader material. It sure does flop around a lot without a spring.
     
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    Eric Krewson

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    Cain's Outdoors has some oddball TC parts, they might have one. Their website doesn't come up but they have an ebay store. At one time I needed a TC sear spring, they had it for 6 bucks but wanted $13 to ship it if I ordered it one line,(it is less than the size of a pencil eraser) I went elsewhere. The guy who goes by Ed in WV here is the Cain's guy, he may be able to help you out and I am sure he wouldn't have the online order shipping cost.
     
  8. Jan 14, 2020 at 5:46 PM #8

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    I've dealt with Cain's in the past. I didn't think they had too many replacement parts left.
    Anyway, I went to the fishing department at Walmart and found these spinnerbaits. Fabricated a spring out of one and it worked
    like a champ. Back in business. Thanks to all for the suggestions. 100_2779.JPG
     
  9. Jan 15, 2020 at 7:10 PM #9

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    How about the spring out of an old 4" computer disc. I used one of those to lighten the trigger return in an unmentionable.
     

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