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Old 07-03-2012, 07:11 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Spring Steel

I'm looking for a small piece of spring steel it's for a musket action replica. I know nothing about spring steel other than I can't find small pieces of it. The pieces are about 1.5" x 2.5" x .125" V in shape and we need 2. It could be thicker and we could mill it down. Looking for info on type to use and where to get a small drop or 2. It doesn't have function as in shooting but we would like it to be a moving replica. Any help on the steel to be used would be appricaiated
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Old 07-03-2012, 08:02 AM   #2 (permalink)
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McMaster-Carr has a few different grades of spring steel available in small pieces. They also have decent descriptions of the pros and cons of each grade to help you decide which to buy.

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McMaster-Carr has a few different grades of spring steel available in small pieces. They also have decent descriptions of the pros and cons of each grade to help you decide which to buy.
Most spring steel from mcmaster needs to be annealed after finally machine FYI.
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Old 07-03-2012, 11:34 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Could you make it from an old leaf spring?
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Old 07-03-2012, 09:58 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I remember numrich having a deal on a grab bag of mainsprings like that a while back.
http://www.gunpartscorp.com/
Them guys. Always advertising in SGN.
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Old 07-06-2012, 12:35 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Have you checked with Dixie Gun Works for spring material?
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Old 07-10-2012, 12:25 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Gonna try leaf spring steel first. And if that doesn't work it last it looks like mcmaster carr, since we can read about grades and attributes there. Thanks guys
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I bought my 5160 spring steel from McMaster to make knives with. I also shop with them about once a week for work, so they are very easy to buy from. They also next day everything for free.
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