Part #1 - took a day off and went to the skeet field (8 stations, no waiting) this morning. Second round, station three, left barrel on 16 ga LC Smith FW won't fire. Turns out I broke the hammer (it's from 1946 after all). Does anyone know if the hammer from a 12 gauge FW will fit this gun? I can't find any hammers at Numrich, but have found a few otherwise along with a few reasonably priced FW lock plates (but all 12 ga, no 16). Please advise.
Part #2 - so tomorrow is Saturday. Skeet field still open (8 stations little waiting...) thus I got the 20 ga LC Smith FW out of the safe tonight - and it won't cock. Turns out when I cleaned it last week after rounds of skeet the "cocking plate and screw" in the forend disappeared (will be searching the ground where I parked at gun club with a magnet in the morning...). Fortunately the 16 ga (broken hammer as above) cocking plate and screw fit the 20 ga forend so gun will cock and can be used tomorrow (whew). I can't find an LC Smith cocking plate nor a used forend anywhere (with a cocking plate) - any leads? or ideas?
Thanks for any and all help!!!