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Dodge79
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Posted - 10/22/2016 :  11:00:11 AM  Show Profile Send Dodge79 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I have a 7-43 Underwood which was a gift from a golfing buddy. I thought it might have a bad sear as it would fire two rounds full auto then load round but not cock the trigger. My gunsmith found a badly worn hammer and a sear that was in pretty bad shape so I was able to find those parts pretty easy. While installing the new parts my gunsmith has found the receiver to be cracked and in really bad shape. Lucky I didn't end up with a face full of carbine. I am not a military arms collector and the guy does not want his gift back. Would I be better off just scrapping the gun out or try to find a receiver. I have looked on line and it appears receivers are hard to find and expensive but I really have nothing in the gun other than parts and smith cost. The gun has a really good bore and the rest of the parts look to be in very good shape.
Is there a good place to find a receiver?
Where would be a good place to check for a receiver?

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BEYU
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Posted - 10/22/2016 :  12:58:26 PM  Show Profile Send BEYU a Private Message  Reply with Quote
One piece of advice that you will receive from everyone. STAY AWAY FROM RIVERBANK! They are known to traffic in fake parts.

IMHO, as long as everything else is good on your carbine, it is well worth fixing.

Personally, I would hold out for genuine USGI, as it will help to maintain the value of your rifle.

But if you want newly manufactured, you might consider Fulton Armory, but I would ask the folks here what they think of it before purchasing anything.

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You have come to the right place there are many people here more knowledgeable than I who can help.

BEYU

"Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety."

- Benj. Franklin
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Dodge79
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Posted - 10/22/2016 :  4:29:38 PM  Show Profile Send Dodge79 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I guess I will hold on to the stuff I have and the parts I thought I needed to get it going and wait for something to show up. There is a very large collectors group of WW 11 stuff in St. Louis, Mo. I will check out the next big show and maybe find something. I do not want to put brand new parts on this gun.
Thanks for the information on Riverbank. I collect Winchesters, Old lever guns and there are some of the same type people in that business.
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