Posted 20 February 2012 - 08:49 PM
A long time ago I bought an antique Belgian Eclipse Hercules hammered double barrel shotgun. The right firing pin was a mess. It had a screwed on copper strap where the stock was broken. The forearm wood kept falling off. Basically, a $100 wall hangar, at best. I glued the stock, but still haven't gotten the screw holes stained properly, but am trying. I tried to buy a firing pin assembly, but it didn't screw in easily. I tried to make a split screwdriver to screw it in, but it bent. In desperation, I used a punch as a friendly persuader and got it to screw in. Not pretty, but it the gun fires both barrels. I'm sticking with low brass. The forearm piece kept falling off. I acetylene welded an addition to the retaining hook under the barrel. It still fell off. I added a bit more metal, and now it's just fine. Nice looking old gun.