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I recently acquired a 50 cal. Mowrey percussion lock rifle. From researching the net I learned that some of these rifles have a weak hammer spring. I'm not sure if that refers to original Mowrys or the later Mowreys made in Olney, TX. Which ever it is I have the opposite problem. The hammer spring is extremely stiff.

I've not been able to locate a replacement spring and am wondering how/if I might temper the spring and make my arthritic thumb happier? Any advice is greatly appreciated.
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Take it out and very gently grind it thinner, the old grind and try method. Just don't get it any hotter than you can hold. Shouldn't take much.

I had a Mowery Squirrel rifle, 36 cal., that was wonderfully accurate.

I think an outfit called Deer Creek Products might have some parts for them. Good thing is, there isn't many parts!!!
 

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@sharps4590 - I've been sick and just getting around to your suggestion. I carefully used a Dremel with a stone grinder, minding the heat as I went. The results came out great. I can cock that sucker without a come-along now! Thank you for the suggestion.:cheers:
 
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I just joined the web site and tried to find where i can buy parts for percussion Mowrey reproduction Allen & Thurber Rife.
I actually have an original gun which i am trying to restore. need the trigger spring and hammer if at all possible?
my best regards
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