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johnmac
May 03, 2015, 11:38
I recently acquired one of these in pretty bad shape. Anyone know where I can find parts and the approx value of these shottys?

Would it be worth it to fix this up or just display?

johnmac
May 04, 2015, 11:39
I discovered LEG in a circle under the barrels so I guess is made in Belgium. Also the french name would go with Belgian.

tac-40
May 05, 2015, 17:25
Jack First has a huge amount of old and obsolete guns parts. You might contact them to see if they have parts for it.

http://www.jackfirstgun.com/

Found this with google:

http://www.rockislandauction.com/viewitem/aid/1020/lid/3368 About midway down the page. Just a little info on Mantoit.

bulletslap
May 06, 2015, 22:27
That is probably one of the many small Belgian makers, and it is highly unlikely you will find any spare parts from that maker. Depending on what parts you need you may find some that maybe fitted to your gun.

Belgian shotguns ran the gamut from some of the worst to some of the best made.

Clear photographs of the gun, include the punch marks would help as to the value and age of the gun.

tac-40
May 07, 2015, 18:45
There have been several Manoits auctioned off recently by the big houses. Not sure if they were the same as yours, but that tells me there is got to be a parts supplier to fix those old guns.

Story
May 14, 2015, 12:09
Underlevers aren't a strong design and probably best left for blackpowder rounds. Belgian quality can be dubious (JABC = "Just Another Belgian Clunker" is the term the shotgun guys use).

Wallhanger time?

johnmac
May 14, 2015, 15:17
It Does look cool. Maybe a wall hanger indeed!

Wonder how you could find sale prices on Rock Island auctiosn?

bulletslap
May 14, 2015, 21:47
Photos would help, along with what parts you need.

Under levers can be robust.