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Sears and Roebuck Shotgun Repair

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Gerowen    1,202

I know there's a few gun guys on here, so I thought I would solicit for some help.

 

So I was recently given a pump action 20 gauge from my wife's grandfather.  It's a Sears and Roebuck, but it's my understanding that it is "actually" a High Standard Flight Master with Sears branding.  He said that he let one of his other grandkids borrow it and they dropped it and it has cracked the trigger guard assembly in two places.  This wouldn't be a huge issue, except on this particular firearm the trigger guard is not a piece by itself.  It's one solid forged piece of metal that doubles as the trigger assembly.  All of the pins and springs and working mechanisms for the trigger are held together by this one piece of metal.  The stock screws into the back of it as well, and because it is cracked all the way through, it allows the stock to wiggle to the point that I would not feel safe carrying it around in the woods.  Shooting at black birds and crows in the back yard I feel fine because none of the components involved with chambering and firing shells were damaged, just the trigger mechanism, but carrying it up and down hillsides is just begging for one more fall to completely destroy it.
 
Here are some photos.  In two of them I've removed the assembly from the action, so they have kind of separated under their own spring pressure, so you can better see where the cracks are.  When you slide it into the action and replace the two pins that hold it into place, because the pins are on either side of the crack, it stays in place and mostly stable just by virtue of being held together by the rest of the gun, but the stock is allowed to wiggle a bit, and that much flex on it would most certainly lead to more damage if it were jarred too much while walking up a hillside.  I looked up the part on Gun Parts Co. and they were A) Out of Stock and B) $97 just for the trigger assembly.  Is there any other places I could find a trigger assembly, or even a really strong glue that would work to sturdy this up so the stock won't wiggle?
 
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T3X4S    4,532

I dont know of any super heavy duty glue that can withstand that kind of adhesion.

Have you looked @ the gun trader sites to see if someone happens to be selling 1 of those guns ?  Unless it was a ltd production, you might be able to pick it up for less than the repair.

I assume the gun is not worth $100 since you didnt want to buy the part ?  Is there sentimental value to it ?  Just asking because you might want to reconsider the cost, To me, $95 seems like an easy solution.


Local gunsmith take a look @ it & give estimate/ideas ?

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Gerowen    1,202

I dont know of any super heavy duty glue that can withstand that kind of adhesion.

Have you looked @ the gun trader sites to see if someone happens to be selling 1 of those guns ?  Unless it was a ltd production, you might be able to pick it up for less than the repair.

I assume the gun is not worth $100 since you didnt want to buy the part ?  Is there sentimental value to it ?  Just asking because you might want to reconsider the cost, To me, $95 seems like an easy solution.

Local gunsmith take a look @ it & give estimate/ideas ?

 

Here's an update, found a few things out today.

 

It has sentimental value, but the gun itself is obsolete and no longer manufactured, and apparently High Standard was bought out by some other company that goes by the name "High Standard", but doesn't honor warranties or keep parts around for these really old guns cause' I called them today.  Numrich Gun Parts had the part listed for $95, but they didn't have any in stock even if I'd wanted to spend the $95 on it.  I've got a friend who thinks he can braze it if I take out all the pins and stuff so he can sand it back down smooth after he's done.

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DocM    15,786

I was going to day braze it, but you have to be VERY careful so it doesn't warp. Check dimensions with a digital caliper before and after, and file any beads absolutely flush..

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