To find the approximate age, you need to find the model number, cross reference it to the manufacturer's model, and find when that model was introduced and discontinued. There were several manufacturers who produced rifles for Montgomery Ward's store brand Western Field. Heym, FN, Savage, Marlin, and Mossberg produced rifles. One of the most common center-fire rifle manufacturers was Mossberg, particularly the models 800 and 810, which cross-reference to models 767 and 732 respectively. All models of center-fire rifles under the Western Field brand, assuming good condition, begin in value from $200 and go up from there. The Mossberg 800 and 810 based center fire rifles (308, 243, 30-06, 7mm Mag, etc) value between $250 and $400 each, depending on finish and quality of stock (birch or walnut). Heym and FN based Western Field rifles can go upwards to $500 because of their classic Mauser actions. Mossberg-made lever actions go for $200-$300 and Marlin-based lever actions go for approximately the same price as Marlin-branded rifles of the same era.
At one time, store-branded rifles were considered less valuable because they were more basic and were not marked with the original manufacturer (such as Winchester or Remington). However, as time has progressed, their value has increased as shooters realized that the plane-jane rifles of the 1950's-70's still had a deep, polished blue, good iron sights, hinged floor-plates, and walnut stocks - all features of far more expensive rifles these days. The low-end rifles of the 1960's are equivalent to the mid-range rifles today - making these store brand rifles greater values.
it is a shot gun not a rifle
This is the same rifle as the Mossberg 810.
i know that it was sold by wards , but who make that rifle ?
Your Western Field model 46A was made for Montgomery Wards(Western Field) by the firm Mossberg and sons.The Mossberg model 42 and your rifle are one and the same.These rifles were made by Mossberg from 1935-1937.They have a 7 shot magazine,24in.barrel.I hope you find this information of interest.
try searching ebay
The Western Field mod SD57 was manufactued by Stevens as their model 87. Limited parts are available from Gunpartscorp.com. Look around for other sources.
Your rifle which was a Mossberg model 320 which was made for Montgomery Wards(Western Field) was made from 1960-1980.Any firearm made prior to 1969 did not require a serial number by law.That may be the reason you cannot find one.
From what I can find out it was made by Mossberg and is the same as the Mossberg model 20 and 21.
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Made by Mossberg. We have magazines. firstname.lastname@example.org
Vintage gun parts such as the needed magazine for a Model 46A Western Field 22LR can be found at major gun shows or through online specialty companies such as APEX and Numrich.
Cant find information on a kessler bolt action rifle from 1950
Pretty rare,nice look, very hard to come by,the wards western field (NO.47) tube fed .22 boltaction rifle was only made for two years 1933/1935!GREAT rifle,takes s,l,lr,(parts)cross refs with the mossberg 45a/45c. Value of the NO.47 could bring 180 to 450,an up depending on condition,an to the rite collector.great shooter,an a really great find!
I dont find that specific model in our cross-reference, but it is almost certainly a Mossberg product with Stevens a slight possibility. Either way, value is going to top out at $100. email@example.com
back issues of Gun Digest from the 1950-1970 time frame would be a place to start
how to find the value of Winchester model 94 built in 1906 by use of the serial no
The Western Field model 740 was made for Montgomery Wards(western field) by Marlin.The marlin model 336 and your rifle are one and the same.The serial number letter prefix of AB indicate that your rifle was made in the year 1966.Being that this rifle is a Marlin model 336 you may find a stock all most anywhere.You can try E-bay,gunbroker.com,or go to Numrich Gun Parts Corp.All of these sights should have what you need.As to the value,these well made lever action rifles will bring between 200-300 dollars in the condition that you describe.
You can get Gun Prices at http://www.UsedPrice.com Try them out first. Thx,Anthony
Various other websites list this as a Western Field brand sold at Montgomery Wards but manufactured by Mossberg (hence the M in the model number). The Mossberg model number is 402
Several companies made firearms for Montgomery Wards under the Western Field name (also for Sears, Western Auto, JC Penney, etc etc) Without the markings on your rifle to indicate WHICH model, there is no way for us to make an educated guess. Closely examine the barrel and the receiver for any markings- you may need to use a strong light- and let us know what you find. There are several cross we can use to decipher who made what- but not without that information on that is on your rifle.
Would need the model number. S-L-LR simply pertains to how the rifle is chambered. There is a model number on that gun somewhere.
You must have a Western Field Model 72C lever action rifle, which is a Mossberg 472C. Try gunpartscorp.com or eBay for an owner's manual. A repair manual is going to be tough as the gun is not well known.
Your Western field model 47c was made for Montgomery Wards(Western field) by the Mossberg firearms company.The Mossberg model 45A is the same firearm that you own.Mossberg made the model 45A from 1937-1938.They were chambered in 22 short,long,and long rifle caliber.
Pretty rare,nice look, very hard to come by,the wards western field (NO.47) tube fed .22 boltaction rifle was only made for two years 1933/1935.GREAT rifle,takes s,l,lr,(parts)cross refs with the mossberg 45a/45c. Value of the NO.47 could bring 180 to 450,an up depending on condition,an to the rite collector.great shooter,an a really great find!