What is the value and age of a Browning Special Steel 12GA Field Model 30 inches long?
Buy a copy of Fjestad's Blue Book. "Field model" is a general term that is usually used to describe a basic Grade, or standard grade of Shotguns. Sometimes the manufacturer themselves will use the term, such as the Browning Citori Field Model. This would in most all cases be a Grade I Citori. There are hundreds of different Browning Models with variations that it is impossible to quote a value. Model, guage, age and condition…
A akapoopoo.The Western Field model 30 was made for Montgomery Wards(Western Field) by the Stevens Arms Company.The Stevens model 520 and your firearm are one and the same.This model was designed by John M Browning.These were made from 1912-1932.They were also made again for the U.S. Gov. from 1936-1942.