Case 6143 "Granddaddy Barlow" Spring Needed

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Case 6143 "Granddaddy Barlow" Spring Needed

Post by herbva » Fri Jun 19, 2020 12:25 pm

Probably a long-shot, but I need a spring for a 6143 "Granddaddy Barlow". The knife is a 3-dot 1977. Thanks.
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Re: Case 6143 "Granddaddy Barlow" Spring Needed

Post by Suredan » Fri Jun 19, 2020 3:13 pm

I am guessing you want to make the repair yourself. However, if you cannot find a spring, I would suggest checking Case’s repair service. I recently contacted them and sent photo’s of my issue and promptly received a reasonable repair quote. NoT sure if your broken spring would be covered by their warranty or not, but if it was, the repair should be free.

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Re: Case 6143 "Granddaddy Barlow" Spring Needed

Post by herbva » Fri Jun 19, 2020 3:28 pm

This one is part of a collection I bought. The knife is in very good shape, except the spring is totally missing. I guess the previous owner was not able to find a replacement spring and removed the broken one. Yes, I am going to do the repair myself. Unfortunately, and very sadly, my best source for vintage Case parts passed away recently. I have used the Case repair service for warranty repairs, with excellent results, but I am certain this wouldn't be a warranty repair.
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Re: Case 6143 "Granddaddy Barlow" Spring Needed

Post by Meridian_Mike » Fri Jun 19, 2020 3:46 pm

Well.... take a shot at making you a spring. (you can do it!!!!)
I'm sure you can get annealed spring stock from most of the knife supply houses.

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Re: Case 6143 "Granddaddy Barlow" Spring Needed

Post by just bob » Fri Jun 19, 2020 9:42 pm

I may have one - I'll look tomorrow. Do you know how thick your spring is?
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Re: Case 6143 "Granddaddy Barlow" Spring Needed

Post by herbva » Fri Jun 19, 2020 10:03 pm

just bob wrote:
Fri Jun 19, 2020 9:42 pm
I may have one - I'll look tomorrow. Do you know how thick your spring is?
Hi Bob. I'm sure that you must know that I was referring to Bill Hammons. I wish now that I had taken him up on his kind offer for me to come visit him and see his incredible parts collection. I'm still kicking myself over that. Lesson learned. The spring needed would be about 12.2mm or 4 13/16" long, and 3mm or just under 1/8" thick. I do have a bunch of spare springs, but none are that long, so I can't modify one of them to fit. Thanks much.
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Re: Case 6143 "Granddaddy Barlow" Spring Needed

Post by herbva » Fri Jun 19, 2020 11:31 pm

Meridian_Mike wrote:
Fri Jun 19, 2020 3:46 pm
Well.... take a shot at making you a spring. (you can do it!!!!)
I'm sure you can get annealed spring stock from most of the knife supply houses

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Ha ha, Sir, you flatter me! I have had some success modifying springs from my used parts collection to fit other knives, but making a spring from scratch is an altogether different proposition. If I had the broken spring to use as a template I might think about giving it a try. But thanks for the vote of confidence Mike! ::groove::
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