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Leaf or coil
« on: April 14, 2024, 02:44:02 PM »
 So it looks like this question is getting lost in my other thread so I'll post here.
 Is there any reason to change my current coil spring TC cap lock to a leaf or V spring.
 Don't care about HC here.
 Is a leaf faster, not as mushy feeling as s coil. More reliable? Easier maintenance?
 Looking at 200$.
 What would you do?
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Re: Leaf or coil
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2024, 04:13:26 PM »
JMHO, If it works leave it alone! if you're going to spend 200 on a lock, might as well get the rest of a Hawken kit with a good barrel and build a new one or wait for the Kibler Hawken to come out, did you see the vid with the new machine working the tumbler and cutting a pocket for a fly? no need for a fly on the single triggers, just saying, I bet it's the fowler this summer and the Hawken next year!
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Re: Leaf or coil
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2024, 12:24:11 PM »
I'm with Beav on this one. If you're happy with it's performance, don't F#$% with it! I'm also waiting impatiently for Kibler's new fowler!!! :applaud :applaud :applaud
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Re: Leaf or coil
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2024, 02:23:18 PM »
I'll keep it coil. Just had to know what others thought.
 I too may be waiting on a kibler Fowler. Maybe !
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Re: Leaf or coil
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2024, 07:36:47 PM »
Kevin,
Here is my $.02, not that it matters, but...
If I were wanting to get a smoothie, trade gun, or whatever, I would opt for a Chief's Grade Trade Gun.  Smoother lines, a little more drop to the stock, and it is just a prettier gun.
Since the average gun spends about 99% of its time on the wall, I'd just as soon have something that looks better.  And the 1% of its time where it is being shot, that should be a pleasant experience and make you smile, rather that frown and curse.

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Re: Leaf or coil
« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2024, 07:53:44 PM »
John,
        Is anyone making them anymore? a google search just list museum articles and Auction announcements.
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Re: Leaf or coil
« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2024, 08:56:17 PM »
Hey John. Nice pics on the CDA FB page.
  I've been told a north star trade gun is the way to go.
 Something I'll have to research.
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