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300a bail spring installation
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Author:  me2 [ Thu Jan 15, 2015 2:40 pm ]
Post subject:  300a bail spring installation

I have a Mitchell 300A that the bail was not returning to the fully closed position. I removed the bail and cleaned and lubed the pivot points of the bail. Now I can't get the bail spring back in place correctly. I found a video on the internet that shows how to do this for a model 300, but it starts with placing one end of the spring in a hole in the bail. My 300A does not have a hole for the spring to go in to.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Author:  Wallace Carney [ Fri May 08, 2015 9:05 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: 300a bail spring installation

The 300A came with 2 styles of bail assemblies. See the schematcs page at and that should help.

Also, please register to get faster assistance :tup

Regards, Wallace

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