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coil or leaf springs....or makes no difference


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Makes no difference in that there are so many other considerations that are more important to me when choosing a SxS. I don't do O/Us.

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I.m pretty sure i have only leaf springs in the two guns I own, a Greener 1901 pigeon hammmer, & a Belgian sle marked Britte on the locks.
I started shooting with a Beretta 686 O/U...what do they have?.
They all go bang...but I guess I like the hand made leaf just because it might have been harder to make,& sounds more traditional to me.
I guess a coil spring was hand made too, of course...just the V shape makes em so cool.
Or whichever lasts longest,lol..
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Coil springs will continue to fire your gun if they break, maybe...Geo

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Mine all have V main springs, but I wouldn't turn down a side-lever triggerplate Phillips patent coil spring Grant!

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I keep guns that I shoot well. I would never own a gun just because it did or did not have a particular type spring. All the springs do is make it go Bang! And make it eject. What type spring does that is of no consequence to me. I shoot both types.

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I agree Stan, wouldn't even think to ask, as long as everything worked well on a potential purchase
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Thing that I never understood about Perazzi's with leaf springs is the extra trigger group so you can switch out when it breaks. Friend of mines has broken the leaf springs several times


My Parker's, nearly 100 years old have leaf springs and have not only never broken one never saw a broken one either. Come to think of it I have never seen a broken leaf spring on a Trapdoor Springfield, early Winchester High Wall was leaf, later coil, most prefer the older Leaf spring action. Have owned both never could see any difference

I suspect if it's right it's right, leaf or coil

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COIL COIL COIL

My 1904 Westley Richards has a broken top lever coil spring, trapped by the internal guide, it still works.

My brand new V sprung best boxlock broke two V springs in two consecutive hunts and needed lots of time and cash to fix.

Many have bet and lost claiming they could tell, blindfolded, the difference between coil sprung Perazzi MX12 and a V MX8. Those claiming they can tell therefore prefer the crips pulls of V springs, usually do their rifle hunting with bolt actions citing crispness again. Bolt actions are coil sprung.

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I have owned two MX8s, currently shoot one of them, and have never had a spring to break, nor had a rib loosen for that matter. It is the finest O/U target gun I have ever used. Triggers are crazy good. Whether that is because it has v springs or not I don't know, it is what it is.

You don't have to have a spare trigger group to use a Perazzi. The trigger group can be dropped out and a broken spring replaced almost as fast as I type this. Under two minutes. I have seen it done more than once for demonstration purposes.

I've had trucks with front coils and rear leaves. Never wondered if one end of the truck was better than the other.

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