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Discussion in 'Technical Questions & Information' started by Hskipster, Apr 15, 2018.

  1. Hskipster

    Hskipster New Member

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    My friend asked me if I would like a double barreled shotgun. I did. He gifted me an almost pristine Wards model 52A, (cross referenced to a Savage model 315). Both barrels were dangerously bent beyond repair. I would love to find a replacement barrel but have had no luck what-so-ever. Can anyone point me in a good direction? I've tried Numrich to no avail.
     
  2. 68c15

    68c15 Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    If it were me I'd make it a wall hanger. Possibly use it as a wedding photo prop. Just block the chambers so it can't be fired.

    Have you tried Jack First in Rapid City SD? Old Jack has passed but his family is keeping the doors open and business is still rolling along full steam
     
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  3. 68c15

    68c15 Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    And welcome to our little corner here at TFF
     
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  4. Hskipster

    Hskipster New Member

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    Thank you for your reply. I would rather exhaust efforts to revive this old piece before "retiring" her. I will try Jack. Again, thanks.
     
  5. orion340

    orion340 Well-Known Member

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    You might try some of the shotgun forums here or shotgun world.com,shotgun forums.com,etc. and welcome from Pennsylvania!
     
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    dbcooper Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    I agree with 68c15
    You could easily spend way more than the gun it worth trying to make it safe
    To me it would be nothing more than a cool thing to make a lamp out of.
     
  7. Old Guns

    Old Guns Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    The 315 is similar to a 311. I am buying a parts 311 next week. Please take some good clear pictures of the breech end of your barrels. I will see how close then match mine. If they look good I send you a PM with dimensions and details.
     
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  8. Bill DeShivs

    Bill DeShivs Well-Known Member

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    When you say "bent," do you mean they are dented? Most dents can be removed by a competent gunsmith. And, replacement barrels shouldn't be too hard to find.
     
  9. Hskipster

    Hskipster New Member

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    Approximately 10 degrees upward.
     
  10. Old Gun Guy

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    As Bill stated, most competent gunsmiths can straighten out a barrel, either dented or bent. There is a tool specifically designed for this purpose. You may want to contact some larger gunsmith outfits in your area and ask if they have a "Barrel Straightener". I've watched a gunsmith do it, and it's amazing how it works.
    Old Gun Guy
     
  11. Hskipster

    Hskipster New Member

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    Thank you.