I have a new Rossi single shot 22 / .410 2 barrel combo set. The hammer spring is RIDICULOUSLY, stiff. Way, way, over the top, hard to cock.
My son can't cock it more than 2 or 3 times, and My thumb starts getting sore from the hammer serrations before we get through a box of 22's.
I think this must be a "one size fits all" strength used in larger frames / calibers.
I could maybe understand this if it was a 223 or a 308 that might get hard primer mil-surp ammo, but it's not.
Looking at the (lousey) exploded diagram in the owners manual, this uses a single sided torsion spring, much like the newer H&R's.
In fact, looking at the H&R's diagram / pictures at Numrich it looks Identical to me.
So, If I pick up a replacement spring, how do I lighten / reduce the temper without ruining it totally?
Maybe dip it in a lead melt, then oil Quench?
Lead melt then air cool?
Propane torch, then quench?
Also, this reciever has no screws, it's all pins. Does anyone know if they drive out to the right, or left? Or does it matter?
Thanks in advance.