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December 20, 2003, 12:13
I just got a FSE inch cocking handle and the spring in it is a smaller diameter wire and has less pitch between the coils making it shorter than the foriegn one. It has very little spring pressure for the first part of the handle travel and I am worried it will not stay locked in place during firing. Has anyone else had a problem with this? Thanks.
December 20, 2003, 13:25
If it helps I have two metric cocking handles and never have had problem 1.
There is only a little spring pressure that holds them down.
December 20, 2003, 21:27
C-KGV, like Bruce, my FSE folders has never given me any problems. The
speed at which the recoil springs return the bolt carrier and cocking
handle is fast enough to fling the folder flush with the receiver and for the
lip in the handle to lock around the front edge of the receiver.
December 22, 2003, 00:41
I've noticed the same thing (seeming weak spring) on a FSE metric folder I bought a year or so ago. The first 30 degrees (or so) of rotation away from the receiver is very weak, then it stiffens up okay the rest of the way. When folded down against the receiver, it does not hold on the "rail lip" very well.
I only noticed this after I modified an L1A1 folder to fit another metric receiver. After modification (per guidance found here on the Files), the L1A1 version "snaps shut" with some authority.
On a "shooting afternoon" last week I paid attention the the FSE folder during rapid fire. Sure enough, the recoil is enough to "bounce it loose" every now and then. After each 5-8 round "string of fire", I noticed that I had to push the folder closed again.
Anyone have a different "spring recommendation" to tighten up the FSE folder? (Should be pretty easy to replace, I think.)
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