The forend of my fairly aged Lanber keeps working loose, and although I threadlocked the screw in question, the thread now seems to have stripped. So, I think I'm after either new metalwork or a whole new forend. My gun has the old smooth curve forend, but I'd like to replace it with a schnabel forend if possible - I'd guess the mounts are different though. Does anyone have a complete Lanber forend knocking around they'd like to sell, or just the metalwork? Or where should I look to find one? I've got enquiries in with Chambers etc. but they're marked as having none in stock. Numrich seem to have, but they're pricey and I'm not sure how simmple or quick shipping firearm parts to the UK would be.
Finally, would the newer style schnabel forend fit? I don't know the age of my gun offhand, but can check tonight. I suppose wood colour / grain might be a bit different, but that's not the end of the world.
Thanks for any thoughts.