Wards Western Field 04M 495B manufacture date
I have a Wards Western Field 04M-495B in decent shape that I picked up for 40$. The bore is in incredible shape. Other than the manufacture and the model number, there isn't any marking on the reciever or barrel other than a W or M (not sure which is right side up) at the breach end of the barrel on the bottom.
My understanding of these rifles is that they have little collector value, and I'd like to clean it up, refinish the stock, and maybe reblue some pieces myself.
Is there any way to tell when this rifle was made, or get a general idea?