I posted over on the Colt Revolver forum that I broke the main spring in the M1917 New Service and sked were I might purchase a replacement. Well, over the weekend I found one. The manual (TM 9-1295) states "With the hammer in the forward position, replace the main spring so that the notch end engages the hammer stirrup.". Easier said than done! I tried for over an hour to replace the spring. Is there a trick to replacing the spring? What magical ritual must I perform or incantation must I utter to get the spring into position?