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    Marksman

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    Hi all

    It pains me to have to admit I have left a springer cocked overnight, for about 8 hours. Is that spring now a goner, or will it suvive?
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    Sharp Shooter

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    With the quality of steel always improving, I doubt it will make a difference. That is if its a decent quality rifle, German, British and the like, but a Chinese cheepo will probably suffer badly in the long run.
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    I just found the quoted article Test: Leaving mainspring cocked on the forum. Seems not to be a train smash, but the rifle is quite old (Diana/Milbro Series 70 Model 71). Any ideas on the effect of age and quality of the springs used by Milbro?
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    That might be an issue. Then again, maybe not. A nice rifle like that, why don't you have it get a full service anyway? Bring back its glory days!!
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    If the spring is still original ( that is to say, not some cheap replacement), there wont be any harm done at all...

    I have a 10m FWB pistol that jammed on me. Its been "cocked" for over two years now. That might be a different story.... results will be interesting when i get around to fixing it, no doubt!
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