Sig 229 recoil spring orientation?

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July 29, 2020, 10:34 PM
Sig 229 recoil spring orientation?
Does it make a difference? Why is one side painted?
July 29, 2020, 11:01 PM
The recoil spring guide (rod) should be inserted into the tighter end of the spring. That end is usually the painted end.

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July 29, 2020, 11:59 PM
iron chef
Paint color indicates spring weight on OEM springs.
August 02, 2020, 01:38 AM