Who manufactured Wards Hercules shotguns?
Iver Johnson Arms and Cycle Works and J. Stevens Arms. It could be from Simonis, Janssen, Dumouliln and Co. if it is marked 'Machine Made Belgium Damascus Finish'.
Some were made by Harrington & Richardson.
We cant verify the SD108 model number, however: The "Hercules" was the trade name used by the Iver Johnson Arms and Cycle Works on shotguns made for the Montgomery Ward Co. Of Chicago. The "Hercules" made for Wards was a copy of the Iver Johnson "Champion" model which is a single shot shotgun with exposed hammer. They were made between 1909 and 1956.
Since Wards didn't make shotguns, but sold shotguns manufactured by other companies, you first need to identify the manufacturer. Get a gun values book and look at the Mossberg, Savage, and Noble shotguns. All of those companies sold shotguns to Wards. When you determine the correct manufacturer and model number, write back and we'll tell you where to go to get parts. check your model number again, is it possible the shotgun is a 24M…