S&W Sigma

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by Ricochet, Mar 17, 2012.

  1. Ricochet

    Ricochet New Member

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    I have spent all afternoon looking for a spring for my dads S&W Sigma 40VE with no luck. I have looked all over the net. Ebay and Midway. Even Cheaper than dirt. I am just gonna have to call S&W Monday and let them know I dont have any problem finding parts for my Glock. This is getting to be a real pain in the butt. Hope every one is having a great weekend.
     

  2. Ricochet

    Ricochet New Member

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    Thank you. But they still dont list the sear spring. I havent had a chance to look at the weapon for my dad so I am not exactly sure if thats correct or not. Thanks again for the help.
     
  3. Happysniper1

    Happysniper1 New Member

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    You can email them directly, [email protected] and you will get prompt results (on weekdays).

    I was able to get springs for a S&W Bodyguard .38, which is not listed as any of their kits, by contacting them directly and trying out a bunch of springs they sent me until I found the correct pair of rebound and hammer springs I needed. They are very helpful.
     
  4. Ricochet

    Ricochet New Member

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    Thank you for that information. I will do that.
     
  5. KeenansGarage

    KeenansGarage Hiding in plain sight....

    I hope you find them! I was looking for all the internals to a Sigma to rebuild it (could have bought the barrel, slide, and frame for 100 bucks)...and nothing! I couldn't find anything! Good luck!
     
  6. Happysniper1

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    Here is what I did after John (the customer service rep at Wolff Gunsprings) responded to my first email:

    I took pictures of the original springs, with caliper measurements (overall length, outside diameter, inside diameter and number of coils per inch) and sent them over. He sent me a bunch of spings to try out that met the physical specs, and a couple that didn't (longer, but less coils per inch, so compressible to fit). He even recommended cutting off coils one at a time until I get one that fit.

    Basically, I was doing R&D for them for free, but I don't mind because it got the pistol working how I wanted it.

    They'll work with you, if you can give them precise information.

    It's worth a shot. I mean, what have you got to loose, right? The Sigma's not gonna get better by itself.
     
  7. KeenansGarage

    KeenansGarage Hiding in plain sight....

    That is great customer service! It is always worth a shot!
     
  8. Happysniper1

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    Yep, and I was able to tame that Bodyguard-38 trigger pull from 8lbs 9oz (ave) down to 5lbs 4oz (ave). Made my customer very happy (it was for a trigger job).

    In our last communication, John asked me what my shirt size was. Haven't heard back yet, but he is also waiting on the customer satisfaction comment from my customer (and I am in turn giving him 2 weeks to test fire it several times and report findings back to me).
     
  9. It might get fixed but better?;)
     
  10. Happysniper1

    Happysniper1 New Member

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    Depends on what you mean by "better"?
     
  11. Thanks for the link. I have a .40 sigma as well. I've been looking for a mag spring all over three different towns. I was about to give up and call them directly. It was a easy transition for my S&W to a Glock. One reason I decided to get a Glock, I didn't have to learn a lot of different functions. Both are simple and to the point. Love my sigma, I've carried it for many years. That is till I got my Glock. Now my sigma is on safe duty if I'm home,or when I'm gone my wife keeps it by her side. Either way we got it covered.
     
  12. Lol I was going to say, mine don't do that. All S&W did was copy the Glock. The older sigma's had the same trigger till Glock sewed them. They are still a lot alike. Next time you have the slide off look at the frame and bottom of slide. You could almost swap slides. I'm not saying the sigma is any better. I've just have more rounds with it. I love all firearms. It's a rush to pull any trigger and it goes bang.