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Thread: Zastava .223 follower spring

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    Zastava .223 follower spring

    not sure how but the follower spring in the magazine has snapped i have managed to do a repair job on it
    but wondering if anyone would know if the spring from a sako vixen would be a close fit. thanks

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    I.ve got a sako A1 and a Zastava. The springs look very similar. Don't think it would take much fitting.

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    Get hold of Stu at Greystone. He's done a lot of work on Zastavas for the nz agent. He might have something or know of something to replace it with
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    Have tried contacting the NZ Zastava agent for the same item, no reply. Local gunsmith stated he had the same NZ agent problem, never returns calls or emails.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tetawa View Post
    Have tried contacting the NZ Zastava agent for the same item, no reply. Local gunsmith stated he had the same NZ agent problem, never returns calls or emails.
    That will be because they don't deal direct with the public. They only deal with dealers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cambo View Post
    That will be because they don't deal direct with the public. They only deal with dealers.
    Didn't asked to purchase, asked were they available so I could supply the part detail to a dealer. Find today that many retailers can't be bothered with purchasing parts plus have very little idea of what is required. As stated before, gunsmith struggled to purchase parts. He now choses what he will repair on grounds of what parts are available or supplied.

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    Look for a shot out one to get parts.

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    I replaced my broken one with a savage spring and follower, worked better than the original, needed a bit of filing though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by caberslash View Post
    Look for a shot out one to get parts.
    this was a shot out one, have just had it re barreled, the repair job seems to be working ok

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    i see that gunworks have the spring and follower for sako vixen 491 will probably give them a call and see what they think

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    Quote Originally Posted by tim37 View Post
    i see that gunworks have the spring and follower for sako vixen 491 will probably give them a call and see what they think
    +1 on this. I used one to replace one for my BSA Hunter 6x45. A few adjustments and it was good to go. I reckon it would drop in to a zastava, I have one too and they’re very similar
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    Pretty sure I have fitted a sako vixen spring to a zastava,it was not drop in the spring required some careful grinding on the sides in order for it to fit into the zastava follower.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GDMP View Post
    Pretty sure I have fitted a sako vixen spring to a zastava,it was not drop in the spring required some careful grinding on the sides in order for it to fit into the zastava follower.
    can you recall if the spring steel was the same thickness and only the width different, Thanks

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    Might be an idea to look for a cheap/broken detachable magazine and take the spring out of that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tim37 View Post
    can you recall if the spring steel was the same thickness and only the width different, Thanks
    The spring was too wide and would not fit into the follower without reducing its width,by very carefully grinding it to the correct width.

 

 

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