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    Calling all NZDF (serving or retired) armourers

    Hi guys, I need a gas piston spring for a Steyr USR/AUG.
    Anyone know where I can get one? or failing that, the specs/correct size for a replacement?
    Cheers

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    @Ryan?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dogmatix View Post
    Not an armourer but NZDF weapon components are inventoried and controlled items.
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    "I would rather suffer under imperfect freedom, than languish under perfect control".

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    I think dogmatix was implying you could measure your spring length, diameter and “springiness”.
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    reasonable request I would of thought, R93, Rushy, Neckshot, Dundee
    "ars longa, vita brevis"

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    Quote Originally Posted by stretch View Post
    I think dogmatix was implying you could measure your spring length, diameter and “springiness”.
    My spring length, diameter and "springiness" are also controlled items!
    "I would rather suffer under imperfect freedom, than languish under perfect control".

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    I think that as long as the spring fits over the gas piston and fits, it doesn't really matter. Its only there to return the piston to its start position. I never read anything saying it was for any other purpose. ive seen them work without the spring but not entirely ideal. As long as its close enough, I would say its good enough.

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    Hopefully that helps. Tape twists itself towards the end so can't lie flat but do the math.
    "I would rather suffer under imperfect freedom, than languish under perfect control".

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    Quote Originally Posted by private Ryan View Post
    Hi guys, I need a gas piston spring for a Steyr USR/AUG.
    Anyone know where I can get one? or failing that, the specs/correct size for a replacement?
    Cheers
    Need saving do you @private Ryan ?
    Lost your spring?
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    Just compared my recoil springs from my 2011/1911 and theyre pretty much identical to the measurments ryan put up. 1911 recoil springs are cheap and plentiful here, just got to pick a spring weight and cut it to length.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan View Post
    Hopefully that helps. Tape twists itself towards the end so can't lie flat but do the math.
    Cheers Ryan, bloody marvellous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 300CALMAN View Post
    Need saving do you @private Ryan ?
    Lost your spring?

    Kinda, purchased a USR/AUG, got it home, gave it a good going over before rounds down range. Only to discover no gas spring. Contacted the seller and he said 'no spring to start with' functions fine without and yeah it does, but will function better with one I believe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by private Ryan View Post

    Kinda, purchased a USR/AUG, got it home, gave it a good going over before rounds down range. Only to discover no gas spring. Contacted the seller and he said 'no spring to start with' functions fine without and yeah it does, but will function better with one I believe.
    Steyr AUG Parts

    $15 Aug/USR Gas Piston Spring
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan View Post
    My spring length, diameter and "springiness" are also controlled items!
    by your missus.

 

 

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