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I know they show up on ebay every once in a while, but I was wondering if any of you might know of a source that sells used forearms.. The new forearms you can still purchase are not exactly the same in contour. Meaning they are not tapered at the magazine cap end like what you see on the older forearms. I'm refering to Standard 12 ga by the way.

I'd actually like to find a used forearm that will more closely match the finish on my gun as it is now...

Thanks.
 

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bobshouse,

Thanks for the link,

But I have already bought one from them and they are "new" and like I mentioned have a different contour in relation to the original forearms that are on all of my Standard A5's...
They are not tapered at the magazine cap end...

I'm really looking for used...

KC
 

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Jeff,

How would you recommend going about refinishing a new forearm. I have one that I could do just that.. The finish on it now does not match any of my guns as I would say that it does not have the redish tint that I need to match.

So how should I strip or remove the new finish to then refinish? I have done some touch up work before on one or two forearms but never a total refinish... What would you use, I guess is my question... Right now it's a really nice forearm but the finish is a really Brown Medium Dark Walnut. I'll really need to get that off to have a good shot at matching the old finish.
 

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Well, I stripped the finish off... All I really got off was the polyurethane gloss. There must be no stain or dye on the wood...

It is a really dark walnut... I have tried various stains on it and it just gets so dark... The old wood has to be different all together...

I went ahead and sanded it some and also continued the grove on each side to extend to the magazine cap like the older forearm, and the wood remains the same in color...
Just can't find anything to lighten it...

Any suggestions.????
 
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