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PostPosted: Tue Sep 02, 2008 5:09 pm 
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I have been given (it came out of a wall of a torn down building) a Meriden open hammer sxs double barrel 12 ga shotgun.
It has damascus twist barrels so I know I can never shoot it again without barrel liners.
It is missing the complete fore grip and needs major TLC.
Does any one know where I can get parts for something this old?
Can anyone point me in the right direction.
I think doing a restoration of this old shotgun would be a great project.
The people that tore down the building are trying to find out something of the history of it for me.
Will let you know what I find out.


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thats really cool , do see what you can find out and tell us about it , bet its interesting ,

i know if its shootable condition you can load blackpowder to the spec of the day - do not think about smokeless loads in this one ,

theres sites that specialise in shotguns that im sure can help , but theres a few more knowledgable here that can help a lot better than i can so we will both watch to see what they say

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Maybe Numrich might have parts.

Any pictures?

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This is one of those "house brands" meaning many manufacturers produced them and a distributer or store had their name put on them. Probably Belgian, usually inexpensive at the time. Could be from any number of different makers.

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That's why I would try Numrich.......they have lots of pieces parts for those kind of things

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just cause it's damascus don't mean you can't fire it if it's in good shape

Just like A square said load it with bp like it was meant to be


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 Post subject: Re: shotgun parts
PostPosted: Mon Sep 08, 2008 12:13 pm 
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A lot of those old doubles don't have the greatest interchangeability of parts. Many of the parts were hand fitted and don't fit right from one piece to the other, even of supposedly alike weapons. If the wood is bad, you may have to fabricate a stock from scratch. Were you to find wood for the metal that you have, you might find that none of the metal parts fit very well on the replacement wood. The situation just isn't like milsurp weapons where you can easily swap parts around.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 10, 2008 3:26 pm 
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Duane, I think it's working again now.


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 Post subject: Re: shotgun parts
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Any progress in the last two months?

I'd just say make a forearm yourself and leave her as a wall hanger.

I haven't gotten much progress on my Great Grandfather's side by side I was given awhile ago...


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Dixie gun works used to sell components for some of these, too. Might be able to get a few parts for a wall hanger there. SW

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