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Broken 1897 Magazine

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My boys managed to break their shotgun again. Has anyone seen this happen before? 20200115_155128.thumb.jpg.8881e43a3b1df2c583720c59ace2b349.jpgI emailed Outlaw Gambler and I'm hoping he has what I need. I got the broken threaded piece out. But what is the trick to taking the slide and handle off? Is the piece on the end of the handle just threaded on? Is there a special tool needed? 20200115_164306.thumb.jpg.113823e23f2fa8860100aa017d866019.jpg

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It is threaded on.  Much of the time it will come off by hand.  They make a wrench to remove them.  I don't remember where I got mine at though.

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Yep, what PD said.   Pad that forearm retainer with leather jaw pads on large pliers, rotate carefully, and you won't need the special spanner wrench that fits around the mag tube (since you already have the action slide off of the mag tube).  The spanner wrench is real handy when you don't want to disassemble the whole front end.

 

You will benefit from having disassembly instructions.  Marauder's site has them, as one place of a hundred do.

http://marauder.homestead.com/irons.html

Click first link on the page concerning shotguns.

 

Good luck, GJ

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Any of those 'boys' belong to the USMC buy chance? :lol:

Brownells has the forearm tool.

Get'n that section out of the rec'r might be a challenge.:o

OLG 

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Yeah, I bought a Win97 (yes, a real Winchester) forearm tool from Brownells:wacko: a few years ago.....    Good luck with that.   It just wouldn’t fit(!!!), and (unbelievably) they wouldn’t take it back.  

 

Cat Brules

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When you get it apart, that is a spot that just cries out for some Anti-Seize lube during reassembly.

Good luck, GJ

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When those boys git done with a shotgun it knows how to run.

:P

kR

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If you're handy, you can make a tool.  This is what I've made and use for 97's.  I have seen more than a hand full of IAC 97's break that way, but still would consider it rare.

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