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Old March 5, 2014, 08:32 PM   #1
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Western Field Question

I know many manufacturers made shotguns for Montgomery Wards. I am trying to determine who the original manufacturer was and approximately what year the shotgun was made. Not being familiar with shotguns, I was hoping someone might be familiar with the design or style.
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Old March 5, 2014, 08:47 PM   #2
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10 manufacturers made guns for Wards near as I can tell.


Maybe if you were to post a picture, or at least tell us what it
says on the gun???


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Old March 5, 2014, 08:49 PM   #3
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Store-Brands in Blue-book

Been a long time since I have had to chase one of these down but, there are references out there that can help you cross this over. One would be the Blue-Book what they call a store brands. You get your model number and cross it over to the original manufacturer. Often times it a Mossberg or Stevens but there are others. ....

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Old March 5, 2014, 08:59 PM   #4
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No model number

The only markings on the shotgun are the makers marks and the name W. Teasdale.
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Old March 5, 2014, 09:05 PM   #5
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Full photo of shotgun
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Old March 5, 2014, 09:10 PM   #6
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Interesting. Damascus barrel double, with Birmingham
(English) proof marks from 1813-1904.

It MAY have been sold by Wards---they started up in 1872,
but I have no idea when they started using the Western Field
name on guns.

We need LOTS of pictures to even have a chance at figuring
out the manufacturer, and it might not be possible even then.

At least you have a sort of date---before 1904
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Old March 5, 2014, 09:15 PM   #7
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More photos

Let me know if you need a photo of a particular area of the shotgun.

Thanks for your help!
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Old March 5, 2014, 09:20 PM   #8
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For some reason I can only upload 1 photo at a time...
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Old March 5, 2014, 09:36 PM   #12
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You have an English made gun with Damascus barrels. The pad is not original to the gun. It's not a Wards Western Field gun. It's quite nice and it's worth some money, so don't allow anyone to make you think it's a low value gun.
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Old March 5, 2014, 09:53 PM   #13
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W. W. Greener?

From what I found, just looking the images, looks like I may have a 12 Gauge W. W. Greener Underlever Hammer Double Barrel Shotgun

http://www.collectorebooks.com/gregg...n2/Lot-600.htm
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