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forearm for a old Belgium double barrel

Any of you guys know where i could find a forearm for a old Belgium double barrel. I went to the gun shope that mom and pop shop and he didnt have anything. Would it just be easier to try and make one? I wont be shooting it, its going to be a wall hanger.

Should I shoot? I don't care, im not the one holding the gun, if it was me, we'd be skinning by now.
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Re: forearm for a old Belgium double barrel

If you study some other brnds of imports (Zabala, etc) you might find one that is close. It is MUCH easier to rework a close one that to go from scratch. If you don't have the rear metal that engages the action and the forend locking piece...wow really tough if not $$$$$$ to do anything. If it is a hanger only, you could carve an all wood 'mock' forend that would look good on the wall with the metal parts painted on.

I've made the wooden forend to fit my existing metal from other double wood. But would never tackle the job if the metal is needed.
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Re: forearm for a old Belgium double barrel

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Re: forearm for a old Belgium double barrel

yea the metal is needed. the kid who had it just wanted to unload it because he lost his job and needed gas money.

there is no wood or metal there, so when i break the action open the barrel comes apart from the gun.

Should I shoot? I don't care, im not the one holding the gun, if it was me, we'd be skinning by now.
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Re: forearm for a old Belgium double barrel

ouch.
Going to be a challenge for sure. There is a lot of fitting required to make new metal.
any brand name on it? Shotgun, rifle? might help find some stuff.
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Re: forearm for a old Belgium double barrel

its a old Belgium 12 double barrel. all i can make out is Belgium, it is worn pretty bad where the name is on it.

looks exactly like this one.
http://www.177air.com/Belgian.Double.barrel.shotgun/

Should I shoot? I don't care, im not the one holding the gun, if it was me, we'd be skinning by now.
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Re: forearm for a old Belgium double barrel

Damasacas twist steel barrel, so should not be fired with any smokeless powder; but as you say wll hanger.

going to be tough. this gun is old enoough that they were often not made by one company but a group of individual craftsmen that made individual hand fitted parts. locking mechanism looks like a common "hock" system so you can get a mechanism that would work with some fitting. The old Savage stevens model 320 319 would wrok, with fitting.

The radius of a read foreend bracket is going to be tough. If you had a friend that had a Fox model B or a Steven 311 you could "borrow" and check the fit of that. These parts would still be easily available, from Gun parts Corp.

I'd first try to find metal that would work. wood will be relatively easy fit after you get metal that works/fits.

I applaud you effort to keep a historic piece alive.
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Re: forearm for a old Belgium double barrel

I have a couple damascus barrel doubles.Cartridge and muzzleloading.The Belgium ones are stronger than the English.Belgiums were welded were English were sodered.However I still only shoot these 1 5/8" shells and the guns get mostly used for rabbits.The shells are designed for the "Cowboy Action" shooting.
1 5/8" on left - 2 3/4" center - 3" on right.All 12 ga.


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Re: forearm for a old Belgium double barrel

The barrel is laminated steel. im still looking around online. but anymore help would be appreciated.

Should I shoot? I don't care, im not the one holding the gun, if it was me, we'd be skinning by now.
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Re: forearm for a old Belgium double barrel

I use to load some super loght loads for the twist barrels. Sort of fun to hunt with them. But I've abandoned that, now I just shoot 7/8 oz loads in my 20 ga.

Good luck Eistra
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