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Gunswapper
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Posted - 12/01/2017 :  08:23:41 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have a J.C. Higgins model 1011 in 410. The tenite forearm is warped down so there is a gap of about 3/8 inch between the forearm and the barrel. I have checked the forearm metal and it is not bent or broken. Is there a way to straighten the forearm? Maybe heat it in hot water? Any help will be appreciated.

Edited by - Gunswapper on 12/01/2017 08:24:18 AM

rufe-snow
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Posted - 12/01/2017 :  10:12:16 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Not likely to be fixable, IMHO. This is the reason, that Savage quit selling their Stevens utility guns, made with Tenite furniture, (Early 50's. Making your shotgun old enough to collect social security).

If it's in at least VG condition, other than the Tenite? Being a 410, it might have some collectors value?

They made the same gun for years, with conventional wooden furniture. Sold under the Savage name. Either as the 84 or 94, don't recall which?
Likely you could pick replacement wood, off the online auctions. If the wood is descent, it would likely enhance the collectors value of the shotgun.

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cbyerly
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Posted - 12/01/2017 :  11:34:24 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Try using a heat gun to "mold" the plastic back into the original position.
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Grasshopper
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Posted - 12/01/2017 :  8:06:37 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I messed with one some years ago,,tough not to break it. Nothing worked for me, it's tough to get it back imo.
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11b6r
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Posted - 12/01/2017 :  9:10:31 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The plastic trigger guards on older Mossberg 22 rifles tended to deform with age. Technique I have used with them-

Wrap stout rubber bands around parts you want to "bend back" into place. Heat with a blow dryer. NOT a heat gun. Too hot. Patience is a virtue. Keep warming the plastic parts, let the rubber band do its part. IF it moves back into place let cool several hours before removing rubber band.

YMMV, but good luck

"Minds are like parachutes. Just because you've lost yours doesn't mean you can borrow mine."
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pip5255
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USA
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Posted - 12/02/2017 :  2:05:50 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I think I have a brown one for a 410 sitting on the shelf if you want I will check to be sure it's there.

tired not retired !
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Gunswapper
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Posted - 12/03/2017 :  10:43:26 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Pip I am interested. Thanks!
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pip5255
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USA
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Posted - 12/03/2017 :  10:15:25 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
email sent

tired not retired !

Edited by - pip5255 on 12/04/2017 7:44:50 PM
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