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Offline Chicago Dude

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Wolff recoil spring problem with my CZ 75B
« on: December 07, 2017, 03:11:47 PM »
I have CZ75B, and I bought recoil spring from Wolff for that gun, 16 Lbs, Stock number 53816.
When I took my gun apart, this new spring is 1 inch longer than the original, and is next to impossible installing it.
I did manage to force it in, and it's bending (probably because it's too long).
What did I do wrong ?
The sticker from Wolf calls for use in : CZ-75, CZ-85, CZ-97 - B models.
Should I just cut it shorter ?
Thanks in advance !!!

Offline boo2112

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Re: Wolff recoil spring problem with my CZ 75B
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2017, 03:51:24 PM »
Don't cut the spring. Doing so will reduce the power of the spring, perhaps significantly.

Did you call Wolff?

Offline Chicago Dude

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Re: Wolff recoil spring problem with my CZ 75B
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2017, 04:17:35 PM »
No, I didn't.
I got this last year, and never got to it. Beside,  part is too cheap to go through that hassle.
If I call them, it will be to make sure they send me the correct part when I place the new order.
Thanks for letting me know not to cut it down.

Offline The Guardian

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Re: Wolff recoil spring problem with my CZ 75B
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2017, 06:07:02 PM »
I have CZ75B, and I bought recoil spring from Wolff for that gun, 16 Lbs, Stock number 53816.
When I took my gun apart, this new spring is 1 inch longer than the original, and is next to impossible installing it.
I did manage to force it in, and it's bending (probably because it's too long).
What did I do wrong ?
The sticker from Wolf calls for use in : CZ-75, CZ-85, CZ-97 - B models.
Should I just cut it shorter ?
Thanks in advance !!!

Assuming its a full-size slide....which caliber, 9mm or 40S&W, is the spring going into..........16# is standard/factory spec on the 40S&W......14# is standard/factory spec for the 9mm.  More coils typically means more tension, hence harder to install..... less coils equals less tension and easier to install.
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Offline crankyoldlady

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Re: Wolff recoil spring problem with my CZ 75B
« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2017, 08:47:55 PM »
Don't worry about the bend in the spring.

 Adjust the guide rod enough to reassemble the slide.  Leave the slide locked back a few days and head to the range.

The spring will adapt to your pistol.  Ask me how I know.


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Re: Wolff recoil spring problem with my CZ 75B
« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2017, 09:34:25 PM »
Thanks.