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Which way does the recoil spring go again?

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Just want to verify something-
When I reinstall the recoil spring, the "closed" end goes to the rear, and the open end goes into the spring plug, correct?

Forgive me for asking a basic question.
I looked for the subject, on previous posts but had no luck.
David
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Now, if the recoil spring plug has an indent on the side, rotate the plug against the spring until they lock together. That is what the cut/dent is for.

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Opps,

Came about 40 minutes to late. I couldn't get online and put mine on backwards and cycled it a few times and scratched the guide rod up some. I know that I didn't ask the question but that is what makes this site so great.

There is so much great info on this site.
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Some recoil springs, both GI and aftermarket, are open at both ends. Usually, however, one end is wound to a smaller diameter than the other. This tighter end should be "screwed" onto the recoil guide and the other end placed in the plug. This tends to keep the whole assembly together when you turn out the barrel bushing.
 
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