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    Semi-Auto Sterling / parts question

    A friend fired my semi-auto Sterling, cleaned it and I put it away. 6 months later I took gun to range and it did not fire, I disassembled the recoil springs were not placed correctly, I fixed and tried again, again did not fire, completely took apart, Firing pin/striker/spring missing.

    My friend says he docent know thing about it, I need PARTs!

    I found a new firing pin but need spring and striker.

    Any help? Apex is forever out, Wiselite same.

    thanks

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    All I can say is scour Gunbroker and Ebay, keep visiting Apex as well, something is bound to pop up, if you really want to roll the dice call Wollf Springs and have a chat with them, they may be able to give you a hand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Macfee421 View Post
    ...I found a new firing pin but need spring and striker.

    Any help? Apex is forever out, Wiselite same...
    Nice friend.... Did you ask Wiselite for the specs and their source of the springs? They must have bought hundreds at some point. Maybe they can point you to their original source?

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    Sterling Mk6 firing pin drive spring:
    Free length 3.140”
    Wire 0.036
    Coils 25
    OD .0.340

    PM me if you can’t find one.

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    Another source. There's an outfit on eBay that can provide you with a titanium semi auto Sterling firing pin. Can't recall the cost. If you need, I can provide a link to it.

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    That link would be appreciated!

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    Thank you very much!
    Polock

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    Get the stainless steel, not titanium.

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    Thank you for the additional info--I appreciate you all sharing your knowledge/experiences.
    I have an OT question--does both the Century Sterling Sporter and Colefire Magnum suffer from the firing pin problems??

    While I have both, haven't fired either and now fear breaking the pins. Will buy a pin for each if they are problematical in these guns---
    Again, thank you for any info you may provide!

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    I think a Colefire is just a pistol version of the wiselite so same firing pin.

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    Thank you---got both from Century, so wasn't sure if same manufacturer--
    Will order 2 of the stainless pins!

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    I bought one "just in case" and installed it. Well made and quick ship.

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    Glad to hear they fit! They still list the SS Sterling pin (www.ironsightprecision.com). Will order 2 today and not be afraid to shoot my guns.
    Only wish the days of cheap 7.62x25 would return--

    thanks again for the help/advice--

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    Hi folks: I have a semi-auto Sterling and am interested in the conversation that is taking place regarding firing pins. The firearm under question is a Wiselite semi-auto Sterling. However, as far I can read the firing pins, stainless steel and titanium, being sold by iron sight precision are for submachine guns. So will iron sight firing pins work in a semi-auto? I thought that this part of the firearms were designed differently to prevent the semi-auto from being converted to a full auto (eg, using a floating firing pin rather than a fix pin on a smg). If they are not interchangeable is there a source for semi-auto firing pins?

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    I Think Iron Sight just says SMG because they don't know how to spell Semi-Auto.

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    The real machine guns used a fixed firing pin built right into the bolt. These firing pins are made for the semi-auto guns.

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    "I Think Iron Sight just says SMG because they don't know how to spell Semi-Auto."

    I think it's more than that. I called them up and asked if these firing pins worked with semi-auto Sterlings. He didn't know! I did learn a lot about the Rockwell scale rating of the titanium used for their pins.

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    I see a lot of people/businesses advertise their semi-auto Sterlings/parts as SMG. I assume it's 'cus the magwells are from full-auto parts kits, so they say SMG. Guess they don't realize the SMG stands for sub machine gun? But that's just a guess. The true (full-auto) Sterling SMGs are open bolt and don't have a firing pin (in the traditional sense) just a pin "protrusion" machined into the face of the bolt. So the firing pins for sale are for closed bolt semi-autos, not open bolt guns.
    Do the original open bolt semi-auto Sterlings have SMG on the magwell also? Just wondering.

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    The carbines say SEMI AUTOMATIC 9MM CARBINE MK6
    The Pistols say PISTOL 9MM MK7

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