Wards Hercules 51 Double Barrel- Doesn't cock

Discussion in 'General Shotgun Discussion' started by Mister556, Jan 14, 2013.

  1. Mister556

    Mister556 New Member

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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!
     
    Last edited: Jan 14, 2013
  2. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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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.
     

  3. hiwall

    hiwall Active Member

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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.
     
  4. Mister556

    Mister556 New Member

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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.