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Kaiser Norton
PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2017 9:30 am  Reply with quote



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Recently, I picked up a JP Sauer 16ga SxS, evidently made for and marketed by Geco. While showing it off to my brother, I stated my only complaint about the gun was the trigger guard looked like it was made out of plastic - maybe bakelite. He suggested that it was possibly horn.

This is where the problem arises. We were out pheasant hunting and the trigger guard cracked - right where the screw attaches it to the pistol grip. I guess it didn't like the cold ND wind any more than I did. Obviously I can't shoot the gun until this is repaired. Being a complete hack, I'm hesitant to attempt this repair - especially not being sure what the material is and what glue to use. And with most of the screws still having their proper timing, I don't want to mess up. Thoughts?

This is a great gun - feels like magic in my hands. Even with getting used to double triggers, I went 5 for 8 on roosters with it using B&P #5s.

Kaiser Norton

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2017 11:40 am  Reply with quote
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UncleDanFan

Mark, you repair this kind of thing?

http://www.marklarsongunart.com/

The Stock Doctor

Dennis, you repair this kind of thing?

http://www.thestockdr.com/

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JNW
PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2017 4:31 pm  Reply with quote



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Those trigger guards are made of horn. Might be able to find a used one. I would contact Merkel USA and New England Custom Guns. Also ask over on DoubleGunShop.com. They have a German gun forum. You can always have a new steel trigger guard made. Probably be a few hundred dollars.
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dannypratt
PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2017 6:12 pm  Reply with quote
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Galazan also sells the horn trigger gaurds in a more or less "blank", i.e, oversized so you can shape to fit your gun.

I too have a JP Sauer Geco from 1936...mine is the "ejector" model.

It's on of the very finest shotguns I've ever handled. Hence the reason I bought it!

Send me a PM, and I can email you some pics if you'd like.

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UncleDanFan
PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2017 7:04 pm  Reply with quote
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dannypratt wrote:
Galazan also sells the horn trigger gaurds in a more or less "blank", i.e, oversized so you can shape to fit your gun.

I too have a JP Sauer Geco from 1936...mine is the "ejector" model.

It's on of the very finest shotguns I've ever handled. Hence the reason I bought it!

Send me a PM, and I can email you some pics if you'd like.


This sounds like a good option.

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DES/TSD
PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2017 9:50 am  Reply with quote
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I have repaired some in the past. I have found that the guards sold by Galazan are in need of "adjusting" to make them work well. "Adjusting" is a pain and multi time endeavor. It can be done and I have done it.

It has been a while since I posted and even read this board. Work has gotten ahead of me in many ways. It may be possible to patch the horn area to match with another piece of horn. Please send pictures and I will see if possibilities can be made into reality.

Dennis Earl Smith

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WyoChukar
PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2017 8:33 am  Reply with quote



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I knew someone else in ND was using a 16 when I found an empty hull! Just kidding, the one I found was Fiocchi.

I would be tempted to make a new guard from metal but it takes a bit of skill and patience. Pics of old guard?

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