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Geissele Automatics – Super 42 Braided Wire Buffer Spring and Buffer Combo

Geissele has a new triple braided wire action spring and associated buffer for the AR platform. The buffer is an H1 but Geissele is also offering tungsten weights which can be added to increase the weight to H2 or H3.

The Geissele Super 42 Spring was designed to improve the function and reliability of your AR-15 pattern rifle. Its unique spring design uses three independent strands of wire, just like the German MG42 Machine Gun. This concept acts as a harmonic damper and energy absorber by allowing the springs to flex separately from each other. This flex helps displace excess energy which decreases the chance of spring failure and assists with making your AR-15 more reliable.

Compared to the stock spring, The Geissele Super 42 Spring has a decreased tendency to lose length and force over a given round count. As an added bonus, it removes the annoying spring reverberations (twang) heard and felt by the shooter through the buttstock. The Super 42 Spring has a 15% stronger average return force than the standard buffer spring. This will assist in stripping rounds out of the magazine when operating with a dirty weapon or when using steel-case ammo.

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16 Responses to “Geissele Automatics – Super 42 Braided Wire Buffer Spring and Buffer Combo”

  1. TexasKrypteia says:

    I never thought the “twang” was annoying. However, I think I’ll try one of these out on my new build.

  2. Chuck says:

    Very nice. I like the way Geissele is always looking to innovate in ways that don’t seem immediately obvious as their wheelhouse. It shows a serious dedication to doing common things uncommonly well.

    • Washington says:

      I like that that is your attitude to that kind of approach instead of just repeating tired ass “solution in search of a problem” memes like 90 percent of the gun community just because they can’t imagine a personal use for a thing themselves and deciding nobody else needs it either.

  3. Geoff says:

    God damn you Geissele!

  4. Chris says:

    I like when companies give us options. Geissele isn’t known to slap their name on any product. I consider most of their products designed and built well. So this looks like it could be a winner. I like the ability to add weights so when tuning a rifle it’s just a part in your toolbox. Perhaps we’ll see a rifle length type soon.

  5. If Geissele says this is a good thing…I trust it is a good thing and will be highly tempted to try it out.

    But honestly, they had me at “MG42”

    🙂

  6. Airborne_fister says:

    The aping is like the recoil spring in my sig 226. I was always wondering why they didn’t just put a normal spring in. Now I know.

  7. Also much like the spring in the FN MAG (and Mauser 27mm cannon), which is probably copied from the MG42 since FN nicked half their MG ideas from said weapon.

  8. Maskirovka says:

    This is how the Stoner rifle has continuously evolved and remained state-of-the-art for so many years. Subtle refinements (and some not-so-subtle improvements). I’ll be looking for this.

  9. Ken says:

    Looks like the recoil spring for a Mk19

  10. David M says:

    I just got mine in today and installing it was not going as well as I thought. It completely ripped apart my spring that holds the metal notch that keeps the buffer in place on the lower receiver. Everytime I put it back together and tried to cycle, it completely ripped the metal notch out of place and took the inner spring with it, which completely shredded the spring…Did it twice, fixed the spring both times, cycled fine for two or three bolt throws, then again, the final time, it snapped, pieces inside flew around and the spring went to shit…Idk, hopefully it’s something I’m doing wrong, the old buffer never had one issue. Going to the AR smith in the AM.

  11. Chris M says:

    In the middle of a build right now,
    but am using a rifle length receiver extension.
    Would love to try this spring/buffer if only Geissele made them in this size.