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Do you have a postal scale? Tare the rod spring and plug, assemble and push down the spring until the plug hits the guide rod. This will give you a very accurate reading.

 

This way is much better than using my pull gauge.

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http://store.securefirearmproducts.com/product_info.php?products_id=87

 

https://www.dillonprecision.com/secure-firearms-products-1911-recoil-spring-tester_8_16_25940.html

 

 

I got mine as a Christmas gift from my Daughter from the first link.  Works pretty well.  I had about 10 Wolff springs in a drawer and couldn't tell which was which.

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I tried the Brownells gauge.  I could not get the same reading on the same spring on subsequent tries.  It went back.  I'll try zomby's method.  It should work fine.

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On 4/8/2020 at 5:55 AM, zombywoof said:

Do you have a postal scale? Tare the rod spring and plug, assemble and push down the spring until the plug hits the guide rod. This will give you a very accurate reading.

 

This way is much better than using my pull gauge.

Excellent idea, had a scale sitting on my bench, works great!

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