Mine is a 98. That handle is from a 96, so it is different. I was able to use the 96 spring on my 98. There was enough extra length, so I nipped the end off the shaft/pin of my 98, replaced the spring, then I used a dremel to cut a slot in the end of the pin, then used a cold chisel to peen/mushroom the ends out a bit. Works like a charm.