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Can the average guy install a Wolff spring kit ( mainspring and rebound springs) in a 629 44 mag, or is this something for a gunsmith only? This sounds crazy, but I had an expensive action job done on this pistol a couple years back, and now it will only shoot with federal primers. But I want 100% reliable firing with any type of reloads or factory ammo I decide to feed it. I wanted a better trigger pull, but in hindsight, for a hunting pistol I wish I had left it as is from the factory. I was thinking about removing the springs that were installed and replacing them with the spring pack for $18.29 from Midway. I was hoping this would be a do-it-yourself job. Who out there can tell me if this is an easy job or big job?
 

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You might want to check the main spring screw it may be able to be tightened some solving your problem if not the spring are very easy to replace
 

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Rebound spring will affect the double action trigger pull and the mainspring will give a harder hammer fall. As Big 45 said check the mainspring screw. A lot of guys just unscrew it a bit and hold it with loctite. But it is not a hard job to do. If you have to take the side plate off, don't pry it off. Take the screws out and rap it with a plastic hammer around the grip area and the plate will sort of pop off. The rebound spring is pretty heavy and, while you can do it without special tools, a rebound slide tool makes the job easier. But from what you say, you will just need to concentrate your efforts on the mainspring.

I don't think you have to remove the slide plate to change the mainspring.

Hope it helps...
 

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Rebound spring will affect the double action trigger pull and the mainspring will give a harder hammer fall. As Big 45 said check the mainspring screw. A lot of guys just unscrew it a bit and hold it with loctite. But it is not a hard job to do. If you have to take the side plate off, don't pry it off. Take the screws out and rap it with a plastic hammer around the grip area and the plate will sort of pop off. The rebound spring is pretty heavy and, while you can do it without special tools, a rebound slide tool makes the job easier. But from what you say, you will just need to concentrate your efforts on the mainspring.

I don't think you have to remove the slide plate to change the mainspring.

Hope it helps...
Thanks Nutria and Big45---will give the screw a try first before messing with the springs
 
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