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.
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.
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.
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.