Re: Hammer spring issues
Looks like it's a good day for both of us. Your images clearly reveal how the spring's coil/recoil function is reversed and softened when the spring goes in backwards. That fact, combined with the over extension of the coils when it cycles while being in backwards, makes for undesirable performance.
I am pleased to learn that you solved the problem independently. That's another important step in becoming intimate with your firearm and how it works.
You might be surprised at the number of shooters who enjoy shooting the Remington 700 learn the reason for the temporary "short" pins that experienced shooters often use when removing the trigger housing assembly. Without the short pins, that tiny little sear spring often ends up in the next county - that's a sure way to find an unwelcome delay in the shooting calendar.
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