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Old 01-15-2013, 01:40 AM   #1
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A neighbor has a Wards Hercules Model 51 Double Barrel that doesn't cock when it's broken open and closed. It's just a wall decoration now, but it would be nice if it was usable again. Thoughts? Thanks!

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Old 01-15-2013, 01:52 AM   #2
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First, welcome- and when you get a minute, drop by the intro thread and tell us about you.

As far as the double, could be a couple of things- involving the sear, springs, etc. A decent smith should be able to pinpoint the problem pretty quickly. However, depending n the PARTS needed, that could take a lot longer.

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If you pull the stock off you can clean the sear area. Sometimes it is just some crud gets in there to screw up the works.

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Thanks c3shooter and hiwall,

Doesn't sound like a tough fix. Basically if I can clean a gun I can fix this one. He doesn't want to mess with it anymore and wants me to take it off his hands. Probably for $75.

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