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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
 

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sounds like you just need a sharper file.
 

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Thanks!.... a lot.. I tried a few... the pins keep dulling them. Ill see if I can come up with something else tomorrow.
 

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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.
 

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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.
 
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