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Old March 22, 2008, 08:03 PM   #1
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parts for old EXCEL single shot?

Where can parts be bought for a old shotgun with EXCEL on the side. Looks like H&S Folsom or Ives Johson made it in the early 1900's.Need the flat steel return spring for the break open lever.Thanks. My first gun,hate too part with it because of a spring.
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Old March 23, 2008, 10:05 AM   #2
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They were made by Crescent, Iver Johnston and Stevens. The Crescent and Stevens are probably the same. IJ may use a different spring. You could probably make any of them work with a little fitting.
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Old March 23, 2008, 10:22 PM   #3
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excel shotgun

Thanks for your reply. I am trying to make a replacement but the spring loses its temper after bending to shape . I'm trying to strengthen the metal by heating it and cooling it rapidly but have not had any success yet. Any ideas? I saw quenching oil available to dip the hot metal in but for the price of the oil I probably should just destroy the gun. This was my first gun and would like to keep it
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Old March 24, 2008, 08:25 PM   #4
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Tempering spring steel isn't that simple. Bobs Gun Shop bought out all the Stevens factory parts they might can match one up for you.
http://www.gun-parts.com/index.html/
No need to destroy it even if you don't get it fixed. Send it to me before you do that.
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Old March 25, 2008, 03:49 PM   #5
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Check Numrichs breakdown for the Iver Johnson champion. I believe the spring from it may be what you need. Jim
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Old March 27, 2008, 06:51 PM   #6
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