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#121212 - 01/23/08 05:23 PM Re: Help wanted from another gun nut! [Re: Taurus]
comlpro Offline
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Registered: 02/21/06
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Maybe try brownells.com.

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#121221 - 01/23/08 06:51 PM Re: Help wanted from another gun nut! [Re: Taurus]
stargazer Offline
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Registered: 03/05/02
Posts: 224
Loc: Idaho, USA
Hello Taurus:

This shotgun was sold through the mail order company Montgomery Wards (now defunct) under their brand "Western Field" back when serial numbers were not required as they are today. Mail ordering in the U.S. ended with the Gun Control Act of 1968. I cannot speak for gun laws in Canada. You might find some information about any markings on the shotgun by accessing this website, I also found this article on-line.

I hope this helps you out. As previously mentioned there may still be parts available.

Take care,

Stargazer

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#121250 - 01/23/08 11:14 PM Re: Help wanted from another gun nut! [Re: stargazer]
Taurus Offline
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Registered: 11/26/07
Posts: 423
Loc: Ontario
STARGAZER.
Thanks for the link to the article. This is exactly the type of info I was looking for and it was a big help. smile I cannot open the link to the website though. frown
I don’t post on many forums. In fact I HATE staring at a CPU screen any longer than I have to. I have posted in regards to this gun on other forums related to firearms with little luck. Even though I hate typing and sitting in front of a keyboard I like this forum because no matter what question is brought forward, someone, somehow, somewhere on this forum has knowledge of it.
Thanks again for the info.


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#121265 - 01/24/08 12:35 AM Re: Help wanted from another gun nut! [Re: stargazer]
REDDOG79 Offline
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Registered: 12/21/04
Posts: 115
Loc: ENGLEWOOD ,TN
Hmm there may be some info I can use on that website Stargazer. Thanks a lot
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#121282 - 01/24/08 03:20 AM Re: Help wanted from another gun nut! [Re: Taurus]
JCWohlschlag Offline
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Registered: 11/26/06
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Loc: Dallas, Pennsylvania, United S...
Originally Posted By: Taurus
I cannot open the link to the website though. frown
There was an extra period at the end of the linked URL. Try this: http://proofhouse.com/cm/codes_markings.htm
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#121289 - 01/24/08 03:49 AM Re: Help wanted from another gun nut! [Re: Taurus]
stargazer Offline
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Registered: 03/05/02
Posts: 224
Loc: Idaho, USA
Taurus,

Sorry about the link, I tried it when I posted and it worked. Here is some information that I have found. Your shotgun appears to be a Mossberg model 83 mfg. from 1933 to 1946 by OF Mossberg & Sons for Montgomery Wards Western Field, their Model 15A, 410 gauge. I hope this helps. Sorry again about the link.

Take care,

Stargazer (AKA Gun Nut)

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#121306 - 01/24/08 12:58 PM Re: Help wanted from another gun nut! [Re: hikermor]
Stu Offline
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Registered: 05/16/05
Posts: 1058
Loc: Finger Lakes of NY State
Originally Posted By: hikermor
410 gauge is an exception to the 12-16-20 gauge scheme. The bore measures .410 inches in diameter, very roughly 28 gauge, I believe. Western Auto, like Sears, contracted for some of their guns from manufacturers, such as Savage or Marlin. Check into some of the gun forums - I am sure someone there will know for sure

How about 67.5 gaauge?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gauge_(bore_diameter)
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