After this weekend I shouldnt have the problem... or hopefully I dont have it anymore. The frame and trigger guard is stripped and sitting in wd-40. Tommrow I am going to strip the 25-06 brl and get that ready for a Saturday morning trip to the oven.
I called Thompson Center this afternoon to order new springs... figured if I had the gun apart, migh as well throw 2 new springs on her. I told the lady on the phone what I was doing and I wanted to buy springs while it was apart... to my suprise the lady on the phone said she have them in the mail Friday morning... NO CHARGE!!!!