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1893 "B'' forend
October 6, 2019
4:28 pm
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good morning. i am in search for a walnut forend for an 1893 "B" shotgun. thank you in advance.

Mark Weston

October 6, 2019
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Hello Mark,

The good news is that the slide handle stock (forend) was the same for all four variations of the Model 1893 (pre-A, A, B, and B☆).  The bad news is that just over 34,000 were made, and the most frequently damaged part was the slide handle stock.  Your only option is a reproduction part.

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October 6, 2019
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Bert, what is the difference between the 93 and the early C 97's? 

If you can't find a replacement look for another gun to rob the part or do as Bert said.   Is the wood missing or is it cracked?  The forends with the screws were known for cracking.

October 6, 2019
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good morning again. thank you. a great deal of help.

Mark Weston

October 7, 2019
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Chuck said
Bert, what is the difference between the 93 and the early C 97's?  

To the best of my knowledge, the early Pre "C" and the "C" series Model 1897 shotguns used the same slide handle stock as the Model 1893s.  That stated, and as you pointed out, a large number of them are found cracked/broken.  The vast majority of the guns that qualify as "parts donors" have poor condition slide handle stocks on them.

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October 7, 2019
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Thanks Bert.  That gives him more of a chance to find a replacement.

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