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 Post subject: stevens 235 double barrel , replace firing pin springs?
PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2011 4:49 pm 
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I have a stevens model 235 double barrel shotgun. Serial #A17300. I have been told by a gun shop that the firing pins have failed and need replaced. They also told me the shotgun isn't worth paying to have these pins replaced. That may be there opinion. Just wondering any idea how much it might cost. Is it something I could reasonable be expected to handle on my own? By the way I may be the one who broke the firing pins by dry firing it a long time ago when I new less of what I am doing than I do know. (I now have a teenage boy).

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I actually looked at the shotgun and took out 2 small screws and out popped the firing pins. No sign of any springs though. Do all shotgun firing pins have springs?




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 Post subject: Re: stevens 235 double barrel , replace firing pin springs?
PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2011 7:01 pm 
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The 311 and 5100 have small, light spring under the firing pins to retract the pins when the gun is cocked. Not sure about your 235. The real beast on those guns are the hammer springs that have driven many a gunsmith to drinking the hard stuff.

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 Post subject: Re: stevens 235 double barrel , replace firing pin springs?
PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2011 5:18 pm 
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I have a 235. I believe it is lacking the springs.
Used is the way to go in replacing those.
Search the net.


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 Post subject: Re: stevens 235 double barrel , replace firing pin springs?
PostPosted: Sun Jul 03, 2016 8:12 pm 
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Another very old post but I'll include some information incase someone hits on this topic doing research.

I have been working on a 235 project gun off and on for several months. I have robbed firing pins out of a couple of parts guns and there were no springs in either of them. I have examined two guns ownd by a buddy and neather has springs under the firing pins. The parts diagrams I've seen do not show or list springs under the firing pins. I can only conclude that the 235 did not use springs to retract the firing pins.

If the screws on the side of the action under each firing pin is not rusted in or stripped, taking the firing pins out and replacing them is very straight forward and easy.

If the tip is just broken off the firing pin and you still have the main body in good condition, the pin can be drilled with about a .10 drill bit about 1/4" deep. Then cut a lenght off the shank end of the drill bit and solder it in the hole drilled in pin body. Cut to lenght and round. It's best to have a lathe to do the drilling but it probably could be done on a drill press with careful setup.


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