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I’m new and wanted to introduce my self, hi. I have a question and would greatly appreciate it if some one could give me any info. I’m trying to make a bi-pod for a rifle and my question is were could I get the little springs that go with the bi-pod.

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I work at a hardware store distribution center. We have hundreds of different size springs and I am always wondering what size would be right. If anyone has a 1/6 conversion for the size needed I could try to find them and give you guys a product name and number to order.
 

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A site with useful data on spring-making - http://home.earthlink.net/~bazillion/matls.html

The diameter of the spring stock used in HotToys bipod extension springs looks to mike out at 0.010", you could cheat a little, but the HT springs sure look good.



Being an inveterate scrounger, I agree with the others that old and broken toys, cassettes, cameras, and players are great for small parts and springs. I haven't scrounged any so far, which replicate the HT springs.
 

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Try taking apart some old computer CD ROM and floppy drives. Another source if you just want the look is light filaments. I just replaced a halogen headlight bulb and the remaining filament looked perfect. Doubt it stretches though. The spring that pushes up the flint in a disposable lighter also looks to be about the right diameter.

- Ivan.
 
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