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Blitz54
May 14, 2007, 11:49 AM
I own a bolt action shotgun with the name of Hawthorne M149. It has no serial number and i can't find a website for Hawthorne or information on the gun. Any suggestions?

oletymer
May 14, 2007, 05:06 PM
It sounds like an old Montgomery Ward gun made by Stevens or Mossberg.

Blitz54
May 14, 2007, 05:12 PM
Oh ok.

omegapd
May 15, 2007, 02:30 AM
WELCOME TO THE FORUM. Can you post a picture?

I'd go with a Mossberg guess myself. I have one in 16ga. It's a good shooter.

EW

Blitz54
May 15, 2007, 08:01 AM
I'll try to get a picture this evening. My main wonder was why it has no serial number, is it just because it's older?

omegapd
May 15, 2007, 02:02 PM
Yup. Serial numbers weren't required until the 1960s. The majority of my older long guns don't have 'em.

Blitz54
May 15, 2007, 08:04 PM
Here's a pic hope it's not too big.

http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d155/Blitz54/Monstertruck4-27-07024.jpg

omegapd
May 16, 2007, 05:27 PM
Nice looking. Yeah, I'll say thats a Mossberg. It looks just like mine but mine has a Poly Choke on the end.

roy reali
May 16, 2007, 05:49 PM
Don't use that shotguhn for hunting. It would be too dangerous.

Blitz54
May 16, 2007, 05:55 PM
How is it too dangerous for hunting?

roy reali
May 16, 2007, 06:38 PM
Because its a 20 gauge. If you attempt to shoot something, even a bird, the lack of power will cause the pellets to ricochet off the animal. The pellets could then hit any innocent bystanders.:D

Blitz54
May 16, 2007, 09:27 PM
Ah ya i see what u mean. No problems so far though.

roy reali
May 16, 2007, 09:33 PM
I thought I'd mention the uselessness of the 20 gauge before someone else did. Beat them to punch if you will.;)

Blitz54
May 17, 2007, 08:27 AM
Ya it's just something i shoot. Don't think I would use it for hunting though.