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In any firearm that utilizes a hammer, there is bound to be a hammer spring. And in order to understand the purpose and function of that spring, one must understand the purpose and function of the hammer. Put simply, the hammer is responsible for striking the firing pin, which in turn strikes the cartridge primer and completes the firing sequence. The hammer spring forces the hammer forward and provides it with the energy required to strike the firing pin. The Makarov hammer spring, however, provides two additional services.
Located between the frame and the grip of the Makarov, and secured via the hammer spring retention clip, the two-pronged Makarov hammer spring serves several purposes. In addition to holding the hammer under tension, the Makarov hammer spring also serves as a trigger spring via the trigger bar. Surprisingly, the Makarov hammer spring also serves as the magazine release, found at the base of the grip.
The Makarov hammer spring, like all of our spare and replacement parts for the Makarov, are unused parts that were obtained from a spare parts inventory in Germany. All spare and replacement parts for the Makarov sold by Keepshooting.com are interchangeable in all Makarov pistols. These parts are not compatible with the Polish P-64 or the Hungarian PA-63.
Spare and replacement parts are an important consideration when it comes to firearms. Like any machine, firearms rely on a series of parts to function properly, especially all components that impact the firing sequence. In general, if a part breaks or fails, a repair or replacement becomes immediately necessary – not only to keep a firearm functioning properly but also to ensure the safety of yourself and those around you.
It is also important to consider availability when discussing spare and replacement parts. At this time, Keepshooting.com is seeking to provide our customers with a wide selection of spare and replacement parts for the Makarov. Several brand new parts are now readily available on our website at an affordable price. If you have any need or desire for spare or replacement parts, now would be a good time to take advantage of this offering.
As with any spring, repeated compression and decompression can cause wear and will eventually lead to breakage. Basically, the more rounds put through your firearm, the greater the chance a spring will break and leave your firearm inoperable. Make sure you are prepared by picking up a replacement Makarov hammer spring today.