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?
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.