Ruger SP101- trigger/hammer spring question

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    Ruger SP101- trigger/hammer spring question

    I have a Ruger SP101 2-1/4" and I have trigger return and hammer replacement springs ready to install and try out. With absolutely no experience at this task can anyone tell me if there is a spring removal/insertion tool that I can buy that would make this project easier and if yes, can you suggest a specific tool and online seller?

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    Been a while since I did this, but I didn't have any special tools and don't recall it being too bad of a job.

    IIRC, the trigger return spring is the worse of the two, but still not that bad - as I recall. Just watch that the springs don't go flying and just in case, wear safety glasses.
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    Springs

    You need a small paperclip to capture the mainspring, that's the only thing you might not have on your workbench.

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    +1 on the safety glasses... and just step inside a huge trash bag and tie it shop when you disassemble, so you don't lose the spring if it goes flying! Just Kidding!

    But +1 on the safety glasses.
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    It may sound funny, but the trash bag sounds like a good idea to me - I've had springs go flying and I rarely find them. At least the spring would be 'in the bag'.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wideawake View Post
    I have a Ruger SP101 2-1/4" and I have trigger return and hammer replacement springs ready to install and try out. With absolutely no experience at this task can anyone tell me if there is a spring removal/insertion tool that I can buy that would make this project easier and if yes, can you suggest a specific tool and online seller?
    If it hasn't already been said, go to:

    www.rugerforum.net

    After you make ten post you will be able to see the IBOK. It's a booklet you can download that tells more than you would ever want to know about working on a Ruger Revolver.

    It was put together by a retired Gunsmith named Iowegan, also a member of that forum, and worth it's weight and more in gold. IBOK stands for Iowegan's Book Of Knowledge.

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