Stevens 315 firing pins

Discussion in 'Technical Questions & Information' started by ShawnDow, Oct 13, 2012.

  1. ShawnDow

    ShawnDow Member

    493
    Jun 17, 2012
    Tawas City, Michigan
    Dumb question..:dontknow:
    Im trying to fix the firing pins on a Stevens 315 SXS shotgun... after decades of "patina" the crisp edges where the sears grab the pins have rounded off a bit (on both the sears and pins) enough to make both go off when one is "released". I had the notion of using a triangular jewelers file to "re crisp" the edges... but my file wont "bite" the metal of the firing pins.. I trued up the sears... but I need to clean up the pins...
    Are the pins case hardened through the whole thing? Or do I need a diamond type file?
    Thanks for the input.
    Shawn
     
  2. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

    Feb 26, 2007
    Heart Of Texas
    sounds like you just need a sharper file.
     

  3. ShawnDow

    ShawnDow Member

    493
    Jun 17, 2012
    Tawas City, Michigan
    Thanks!.... a lot.. I tried a few... the pins keep dulling them. Ill see if I can come up with something else tomorrow.
     
  4. goofy

    goofy Well-Known Member

    Feb 7, 2011
    Numrich has both right and left pins if you need them.
    Mike
     
  5. ShawnDow

    ShawnDow Member

    493
    Jun 17, 2012
    Tawas City, Michigan
    I know... they are available.. just trying to save a buck... bit if I cant true the edge... Numrich it will be! Ill probably get new sears at the same time if I do. And thank you goofy.
     
  6. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

    Feb 26, 2007
    Heart Of Texas
    pull em out and try a whetstone.

    If that dont work and you have a dremel and some cut off disks you could CAREFULLY cut them with that.
     
  7. Bill DeShivs

    Bill DeShivs Well-Known Member

    Apr 7, 2006
    India whetstone or diamond file.
     
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