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Old 08-11-2022, 10:03 PM
broomhandle broomhandle is offline
 
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Default Sterling 9mm semi auto Firing pin needed.

Hello All,

I'm hoping someone knows of a source for a few 9mm Semi auto Sterling firing pins. One of our members gave me a lead to Firing Pins in Fl. They are not replying to calls or E mails! -- Vacation?--

The firing pin is for the Century / Wise Lite 9mm carbine.
Anyone have a spare you would be willing to sell at a fair price?

Thanks for any help,
broom
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Old 08-12-2022, 10:51 AM
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TRY dons gun shop ft.Myers Fl.
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Old 08-13-2022, 10:13 PM
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TRY dons gun shop ft.Myers Fl.
Hello fpd17res.,

Check your PM's!

I called Don's today, he did not have any on stock, but gave me a solid lead to getting one. Will look into it on Mon. He seems like a good guy to deal with.
I have his number saved.

Thanks for your help,
broom

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Old 08-17-2022, 07:12 PM
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Hi I got one from firingpins.

https://www.firingpins.com/firing-pi...mg-firing-pins

Mine firing pin tip sheared off just after I bought my sterling I also drilled the firing pin channel it seemed the have a burr or the new pin was tight

Best
Michael
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Old 08-17-2022, 11:02 PM
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Hi Stengun,

I called Firing pins three times, left messages in the last few weeks.
No reply to my E-Mail. May be vacation or illness. Debating using E mail with Credit card for two pins and hope someone can send them to me!
I don't like to have my CC exposed, if the company is not in business any more.

Did you think about taking the temper out of the original steel FPand drill the hole for the new tip then reharden it? Can you thread the hole and screw in the tip?

I have a small lathe and that was my next step. I can make a new pin from A2 steel. The little hole in the back is tricky. Because I have no way to precision drill that small hole correctly in the right spot.

Thanks for your reply,
broom

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Old 08-19-2022, 06:56 PM
Stengun Stengun is offline
 
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Hi I did the same repair you suggested on my 1888 Martin Henry mk4’s firing pin. Drilled the hole in the end, silver soldered the shank of the drill in , cut off with demel. And shaped.

The problem with the sterling pin is it’s pretty thin shank. It will likely work

You could also just matching one from scratch

Best of luck
Michael
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Old 08-20-2022, 12:36 PM
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Hi Michael,

I had rotor cup surgery about six weeks ago. Now I can use my arm again.
As soon as I finish get 'HONEY Do" projects like cutting the lawn, edging the drive way, trees and hedge trimming finished.
I'll give it a try.
The pin should be easy job. That little hole might be a problem. My first thought is use the old pin in a vise. solid mounted on my Chinese drill press to properly locate the hole with the correct drill. then center drill the new pin with a new sharp center. Then drill to the proper size, it functions, I'll harden the A2 tool steel and be back in business.

Thanks for the reply.
broom
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