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  1. I seem to remember seeing a YouTube video on how to convert the MK38 to allow barrel selection using the safety slider. That may well give you an idea of some of the work involved.
  2. I have two Improved Cylinder (1/4) Teague Caesar Guerini flush chokes, the long variant. These fit the Caesar Guerini Maxischoke system. See information in the link below. Both in excellent condition. £25 each + £3 postage, or pay one lot of postage if you buy both. https://www.teaguechokes.com/caesar-guerini-long-12g-flush Thanks
  3. So I had a change of plan with this. My old cocking arm was knackered. There was a void in the material that it was made out of... almost as if it was made from cast material. Anyway, I decided to file down the "new" cocking arm that I had acquired from the donor forend that I bought last year. It took a long time, taking it very slowly and stopping to try the part in the forend iron regularly. I got there eventually and now it's all working perfectly! Really pleased with it all and I've had the chance to learn a lot along the way. The springs were much easier to insert into the forend with the ejectors in their fired position. I ended up using a tool makers clamp, although the clamps suggested in this thread by other forum members looked like they would be easier to use! I held the spring in a rag every time I compressed it just incase it did fly off! Then I pressed each ejector one at a time against a wooden surface to cock them back. Now I just need to get the extractors patched up as one of them has a slight fracture in it and the gun will be good to go. Thank you again to everyone who helped out in this post!
  4. I have two Improved Cylinder (1/4) Teague Caesar Guerini flush chokes, the long variant. These fit the Caesar Guerini Maxischoke system. See information in the link below. Both in excellent condition. £25 each + £3 postage, or pay one lot of postage if you buy both. https://www.teaguechokes.com/caesar-guerini-long-12g-flush Thanks
  5. Not yet.......I'll wait until I've got everything moving and operating as it should before popping the springs back in. Most definitely. I'm hoping that swapping back to my old (but repaired) cocking arm should get everything back in sync. Hopefully I'll get the cocking arm back today ready to fit over the weekend. Your help (and from everybody else on this thread) is much appreciated!
  6. I've managed to cock the hammers by pressing the cocking levers up against a lump of wood held against a skirting board in the absence of a work bench. It worked a treat! I think I've worked out why I was unable to get the forend on. The cocking arm in the forend is clashing with the tongue on the action in between the two cocking levers. Basically the cocking arm cannot log up as high as the old one and so the forend cannot move up firmly against the action as it should do. I've got the old cocking arm being welded, so I'll replace that and hopefully it'll all work once again!
  7. Hi, I'll take it if for any reason it's not sold. Thanks
  8. Thanks. I'll find a surface to press down on tomorrow and give it a go. I wonder if they were locked in the fired position before I tried firing on snap caps as I still couldn't get the forend on then. I can't even get the forend latch to line up with the catch/lug on the barrels as the forend would not locate on the action before either. When input the forend on last night and tried to break the action the barrels wouldn't drop down anywhere near far enough to get a cartridge in. I'll try swapping back to the old forend cocking arm tomorrow so I know I won't get that issue again.
  9. Thanks. Currently the springs aren't in the forend but still having this issue with the cocking limbs and not being able to locate the forend against the action.
  10. Hi, I forgot to mention that I've not put the springs back in the forend yet. I was just wanting to check general operation without the springs. I pushed the kickers to the cocked position (they are quite firmly pressed together on their axle and do require a little force to move them). See picture below......the cocking limbs are pressed hard up and will not swivel at all. I think that is what is stopping me from getting the forend on. And the firing pins extended
  11. Thanks, I can picture it properly now. I'm not having much luck with the gun tonight. I can't get the forend on the gun at all! The cocking limbs on the action are pressed hard up and stoping the forend from engaging. I've fired both barrels on snap caps and it has left both firing pins extended and they will not retract. Not got a clue what I've done. Yesterday all I did was fit the forend (with new cocking arm) to see if it did the job. The forend fitted on the gun but I could not break the action with the barrels attached. Any ideas on what to do guys?
  12. Thanks very much Gunman! I'll have to see how I get on
  13. Sounds like a plan, I'll give it a go later. Thanks everyone
  14. Unfortunately the spring tends to slip out where I need to place the mole grips. It's just such a fiddly job! I'm taking some safety glasses home with me as I don't want to lose an eye!
  15. See image above.......I've dented a few walls already trying to get them back in 😂 That's a good idea, I'll try to give that a go later. The other problem I'm having is that I've replaced the cocking arm as the one shown in the image above has lost one of the wings that act on the kickers. Only had a quick try last night but I couldn't get the action to open fully so I'm guessing the new cocking arm will need a bit of work doing to it.
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