What is a Western Field Model M175a?
I'm not sure of the age of this gun, or where it originally sold from, as it was given to me by an aquantance. However,it is similar in construction to most Mossberg shotguns I've seen, it has what I believe was at one time called a polychoke, which is adjustable from improved cylinder, modified, and full choke. HYTRAM It's a Mossberg 385K wearing a suit from Montgomery Ward.
Your Western Field model 175a was made by O.F. Mossberg and sons for Montgomery Wards(Western Field).The Mossberg model 385K is the same firearm as your western field model 175a.These were made by mossberg from 1960-1985.their value ranges in price from 75-110 dollars based on your bolt action shotgun having between 60%-90% of its original finish remaining,and a good bore.
Your Western field shotgun is a Mossberg model 385K shotgun that was made for the Montgomery Wards company by Mossberg and sons.The model 385K shotgun was produced from 1960-1986,These bolt action shotguns are valued at between 75-110 dollars,for a gun with between 60%-90% of its original finish remaining and a good bore.
Your Western Field model 46b was made for Montgomery Wards(Western Field) by the company Mossberg and Sons.The mossberg model 42 was made from 1935-1941 as the model 42,42A,42B,and model 42C.the western Field model 46b and the Mossberg model 42 are the same firearm.I hope that you find this informative.