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Me too.  It was a 338 Federal, select walnut stock.

My guess is that to save costs, most manufacturers are using imported springs.  Foreign springs, esp Brazil are poor quality steel. Most springs go bad after compression , could be months or years.  The new Kimber spring was 3/8" longer that the old one, compression???

Last fall I replaced two M1  main springs, thinking 80 years was probably long enough.  the old ones measured the same as the new one.  US made.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Wing master Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 March 2021 at 11:50
I'm always amazed with the quality of older stuff. 

Or maybe I'm amazed at the lack of quality of new stuff.

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People have since the 60s valued low price more than quality.


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That's  a sad but true fact. 

This is totally off the subject but this got me thinking. 

About 10 or 12 years ago my Grandparents passed away. About that time I had a refrigerator that was about 5-6 years old that had the compressor go out and the repair guy told me that I'd be as well off to buy a new refrigerator because it wouldn't be that much more expensive and if he put a new compressor in it it wouldn't last longer than 5-6 years. 

I was talking to my dad about it and he told me that my Grandparents had an old refrigerator in their garage that they got when they first got married. It hadn't ever been repaired that he knew of and it still worked when they sold it in a garage sale. This thing was over 60 years old. 

Who actually got the lower price? Them paying once in 60 years or me paying every 5-6 years?

And to top it off, They sold theirs in a garage sale for something like $50.00. I had to pay someone to reclaim the freon in mine so I could haul it to the dump. 

I prefer quality over price in most things. 

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And Quality is disappearing fast.  Quality brands are being bought by overseas companies and junk replacing it.
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