Allen-Stevens Handle Set

A home owner from Colorado says:
We have two sliding glass doors with handle sets per above, they differ in functionality. One has a steel leaf spring built in per the attached photo. The spring keeps the latch from falling down, thus preventing the latch from crashing into the keeper when somebody is not paying attention.
Is this design still available?
Your handle set # 82-003 does not seem to have such a safety spring?
User submitted a photo of a patio door handle.
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Paul from SWISCO responded:
Yes, our 82-003 has that same tension spring.
A home owner from Colorado says:
Based on your advise, I ordered, received and installed the door handle.
The handle set I removed is of the exact same design, the safety spring must have been lost at some point.
Before my purchase, my immediate question should have been:
Are these safety springs available as a single item?
Thanks for your help, Swisco seems to be a class act!!
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Dave Sr. from SWISCO responded:
Thank you! However, I'm afraid the manufacturer doesn't provide the spring by itself. We have asked them on several occasions but they do not appear interested. Sorry we can't be of more help!
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