The manufacture date of western field model M782 with the serial 830424 is 2012.
need model number and serial no
We cant identify the model by the serial number. Please identify the model. Also, Western Field guns were made by various companies and dates of production by serial number are unavailable.
Check the barrel and receiver.
The western field model 172B was made for Montgomery Wards(Western Field) by the firm Mossberg and sons.The Mossberg model 395K and your shotgun are one and the same.The Mossberg model 395K was made from 1963-1983.
83 years old
The number you provided is the serial number.Please provide the model number also to get a correct answer.
I can supply half the answer (the easy half) Mossberg made this firearm as with most Western Field firearms.It was the Mossberg model 800A and was made from 1967-1972.
Chances are that your shotgun was a model 385k,or a 395K model shotgun made by Mossberg firearms company.
The number that you listed for your Western Field shotgun is the serial number,not the model number.We would need the model number to give you some idea of the age of your shotgun.