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Old 03-19-2006, 04:58 AM
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I have recently come into possession of a fine old Batavia Leader side by side shotgun. Serial number 16462F. It has a broken firing pin. I would like to know where I can buy parts for this gun. Also, does anyone have any idea of when and where it was made? It says Norwich, Conn. on the side plate, but I've heard that the letter "F" in the serial number means that it was made in Folsom, NY.
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Old 03-19-2006, 05:53 AM
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You can check with Brownell's they have springs and firing pins for some of the older shotguns. My suggestion would be to take it to a good gunsmith and have it checked for safety and operation. Most times he can find parts for it.
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Old 03-19-2006, 06:35 AM
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Thank you Bob.

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You can check with Brownell's they have springs and firing pins for some of the older shotguns. My suggestion would be to take it to a good gunsmith and have it checked for safety and operation. Most times he can find parts for it.
Thanks for the info. We have several good gunsmiths in the area. I'll let them check it out.
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Old 03-19-2006, 06:43 AM
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With any of these old shotguns keep the broken part. If you can't find a replacement you can usually have a good machinest make the part for you.
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Thanks for the tip. I am a machinist, and have been for over forty years. I just don't have the tooling anymore.
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