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Old December 24, 2004, 01:51 PM   #1
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Western Field Shotgun

I inherited a Montgomery Ward's Western Field shotgun from my wife's grandfather. I was hoping somebody could tell me the model and who manufactured it, along with possibly the age and value. It is a 12 gauge pump with a 27 1/4 inch barrel. The serial number is 82315. There is a "B" after the number. There is an engraving of a dog on the left side of the receiver.
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Old December 25, 2004, 05:38 AM   #2
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Does either of these look like your shotgun?

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Old December 25, 2004, 10:39 AM   #3
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Most of the major gun maufacturers of the day produced firearms for other retailers, such as Montgomery Ward, Sears etc.
There should be a model number somewhere on the frame. It could be as simple as 600 but sometimes they get rather complex, such as 570.12 or such.
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Old January 16, 2005, 02:56 PM   #4
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It looks like the picture of the Stevens 520, except mine has the safety in front of the trigger instide the trigger guard.
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Old May 8, 2005, 12:11 PM   #5
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I think I have the same gun

I was just looking at my gun and you described it exactly.
I am interested in knowing what the value is and how many are out there.
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