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Old 08-23-2020, 08:52 PM   #1
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Where do these parts go?

I was given what I believe is one of the series of Savage Stevens 311 shotguns along with a bag full of parts and a set of barrels. Everything is worn but looks to be in good enough condition to be assembled and fired. However, I've got three pieces I'm not certain what to do with. None of the schematics I've found have helped me so I'm hoping I can get answers from members of this forum.

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Old 08-24-2020, 04:51 AM   #2
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Hi Kevin
I believe you have a version of the Stevens 1915 Model, a predecessor to the 311 series. I could find no schematic for the 1915, but stripped frames abound and parts seem to be pretty common. You may encounter the parts on ebay correctly named, which can give you a clue as to where they fit. I have not done one of these yet.
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Old 08-24-2020, 11:51 AM   #3
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Thank you for the advice. Knowing that it's a Stevens will help narrow down what to look for.

I do know that the part on the right is a "firing pin guide stop." That limits where the part could be located but I'm unable to puzzle out what it's supposed to do.
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I can help you a little there. The 1915 was one of the first of the "striker fired" series of double barrels that went on to become the 311. The striker rod(s) will pass through each of the left and right holes in the back of the tang and extend forward into the firing pin holes. A captured coil spring will load it when pushed back. If you have all the parts you should be able to figure out where it goes, obviously it limits the travel of the firing pin guide or helps hold it in location. The spring loaded striker must have a means to be cocked, a sear of sorts to hold it in the cocked position, and a collar of sorts on the front end of the striker to load the spring. I believe the firing pin guide in these guns is a plate with a couple of holes to pass the strikers.
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Old 08-24-2020, 07:45 PM   #5
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FYI Gunpartscorp has a schematic for the Stevens 315 that may help you, the gun looks very similar I believe it is a slightly later version of the same gun. See part #315-407 firing pin guide, and part #315-409 firing pin guide stop.

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Old 08-25-2020, 04:28 AM   #6
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Part on left ID

Part on the left in your picture is the sear spring. Powers the sears shown, they will catch the strikers when cocked, the triggers will release them. Part in the middle is the safety spring should provide a detent for the safety position forward and back. i now believe your gun is the Model 315, an early version.
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Thank you for taking the time to find answers to my questions! I now have a much better idea of how all the parts fit.
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Old 09-12-2020, 02:56 PM   #8
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No trouble at all Kevin. I have a set of barrels given me that I am pretty sure are outside hammer model 225 judging by the serial #, but suspect they may fit the model 325 hammerless also. I am keeping an eye out for a frame, then I will be the one asking questions and trying to piece an oldie back together.
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