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Title: Uberti (Sharps) pepperbox mainspring
Post by: ammodave on July 25, 2019, 10:25:18 am
I have a Uberti pepperbox with a broken mainspring.  Numrich has none.  Any idea where I might find a replacement mainspring?
Title: Re: Uberti (Sharps) pepperbox mainspring
Post by: Fingers McGee on July 25, 2019, 12:35:12 pm
Dixie Gun Works ?
Title: Re: Uberti (Sharps) pepperbox mainspring
Post by: ammodave on July 26, 2019, 03:58:26 pm
Good try, but no cigar.  Dixie only has one screw available.
Title: Re: Uberti (Sharps) pepperbox mainspring
Post by: Drydock on July 27, 2019, 09:08:23 pm
Somewhere I think I heard it could (?) use either a stock or modified Remington Pocket revolver mainspring?  Maybe?
Title: Re: Uberti (Sharps) pepperbox mainspring
Post by: Drydock on July 27, 2019, 09:17:25 pm
No, that was wrong.  I can now tell you that that particular model was actually made by IAB for Uberti, among others.  You might have to search for another complete gun.
Title: Re: Uberti (Sharps) pepperbox mainspring
Post by: Drydock on July 28, 2019, 12:50:18 pm
Ah, here we go:  https://www.ssfirearms.com/products.asp?cat=253
Title: Re: Uberti (Sharps) pepperbox mainspring
Post by: ammodave on July 28, 2019, 04:41:39 pm
S&S looks promising.  I emailed them to ask if their spring will fit the Uberti replica.  I found a spare S&W J frame mainspring in my junk drawer;  I may be able to rebend it to make it fit.  Awaiting a response from S&S....
Title: Re: Uberti (Sharps) pepperbox mainspring
Post by: ammodave on August 10, 2019, 02:55:16 pm
Bought pn JA118A from S&S (see link above).  They warned it would require some fitting; tweaked the spring and trimmed about .10" off the length.  Test fired and it works!  Thanks for the help.