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Old May 20, 2012, 01:32 PM   #1
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Western Field .22 Bolt Action - Magazine Fed

Hello all,

Wondering if any of you might be able to help me identify the model of this rifle. No Model markings appear to be present on the rifle. It is bolt action and magazine fed. The magazine is missing. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance,

James

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Old May 20, 2012, 09:30 PM   #2
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Looks like a Stevens/Savage/Springfield to me, although I don't recall the model number. It will probably use one of the standard Stevens mags.

Halfway down the right column is a pic of 20 Stevens mags, #1 fits a lot of guns.

#1 Standard 22 LR 5 Shot.....................$25


I have two I use in my Cooper. But wait, I bought those from Brownell's.

533-400-355WB
Savage 5-Round fits 35/34/65/85/416/982

$11.


http://www.brownells.com/.aspx/pid=7...-65-85-416-982
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Old May 21, 2012, 02:18 AM   #3
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Thanks for the reply. I am leaning towards a Mossberg 42 (conversion) but there are so many different models of the 42 I am not sure. The fluted sides on the stock are what sold me on the mossberg, but you may be right. I would like to come up with the actual model number for the rifle not only for magazine replacement but to also learn a bit more about the rifle.

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Old May 21, 2012, 09:42 AM   #4
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The number in the circle on the barrel looks like a Stevens mark. I haven't looked at the Mossbergs yet for those marks.

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Old May 21, 2012, 09:58 AM   #5
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I don't know much at all about the Mossberg 42 or a conversion. Brownell's sells a mag for them and notes the mag catch is on the mag, not on the gun.

http://www.brownells.com/.aspx/pid=1...EMENT-MAGAZINE

That style of stock was very popular way back when. I can find Stevens/Savage/Springfield guns with it, but the ones I've found so far are single-shot bolt actions.

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Old May 21, 2012, 10:08 AM   #6
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The stock on this Savage Model 4 is what I was thinking about. Also, compare the mag latch and the barrel-receiver joint.

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Old May 21, 2012, 01:50 PM   #7
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You are right that Savage 4 does look a lot like it. I am trying to figure this out for a friend of mine. I need to get the rifle in hand to look through for any other identifying marks.

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Old May 22, 2012, 12:48 PM   #8
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Western field

I believe it could be a Savage, Mossberg, Marlin. AIs the trigger guard made out of plastic, if so that would lead me to believe it is a Mossberg. The above manufacturers made firearms for different companies including Winchester. I am inclined to say Mossberg if not Savage/Stevens, Cliff call me 978-424-7024
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Old May 22, 2012, 01:22 PM   #9
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Trigger guard is metal. Still looking. Hmmmm....

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Old May 22, 2012, 03:21 PM   #10
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That rear sight was driving me nuts because it was familiar, but was missing pieces. So here we go, from a Savage 1940 parts catalog...

http://forums.gunboards.com/showthre...oject-gun-quot

Look at the Savage ad in post #45, the right-hand page, the 5th one down, the Savage No. 19 Folding Leaf Sight.

"Standard on Models 3-S, 4-S, 5-S rifles"
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Old May 22, 2012, 03:26 PM   #11
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Fwiw, I found the pic with a google image search: savage rifle rear sights

It turned up on page 6.
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Old May 22, 2012, 03:33 PM   #12
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Nice! I think it might be similar to the savage model 4???? Great start though.

Thank you!

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Old May 22, 2012, 03:40 PM   #13
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The Model 3 appears to be a single shot. The Model 4 had a box mag and was introduced in 1933 and the stock was checkered until around the end of WW2. Many of them were factory drilled for scope mounts. That's all I've learned so far.

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Old May 23, 2012, 10:35 PM   #14
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Check with World Gun Parts (Numerich). You can look up Mod&Ser # and it will identify who made the rifle and if any parts are available.
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Old May 24, 2012, 08:14 AM   #15
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If we had the Western Field model number I wouldn't have had to scour the internet and my old books to identify the maker.
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Old May 24, 2012, 02:23 PM   #16
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If I had the model and serial number, I would be a happy man. If IT had a serial number I would be a happy man.

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