Why does the bolt on your western field rifle get stuck?
if it is stuck after it has been fired, it is evidence of a dirty or perhaps a corroded or an eroded chamber. The dirty part is easy to cure... clean it. The eroded or corroded chamber should be left to a gunsmith. Usually they can polish the chamber enough to make the sticky problem go away... however it will occur again at some future date. Upon firing, the brass flows into the irregular pits or groves in the chamber making extraction difficult.
If it sticks when it is open, clean it and check for the alignment of the safety or the trigger sear position. If it needs more than cleaning, see a gunsmith.
Keep in mind, Western Field is not exactly the "top of the line" equipment. I am not saying they are bad, however, maybe you should consider trading it off for a better quality firearm.
I will start with the fact that you have a shotgun,not a rifle.The 410 is a shotgun round,not a rifle.Next we will need the western fields model number to identify the maker of your Montgomery Wards shotgun and then can describe what type it is.Chances are if you feel that it was a rifle,you could have a bolt action shotgun chambered in 410 gauge.
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!
A Western field model 36B was made by mossberg.The mossberg firm actually made 2 models that was designated western field model 36B.One was the mossberg model 25A,and the other was the mossberg model 10.These are the models that you would at for parts to your westernfield model 36B.I would start my search at Numrich gun parts corp.They may be found on the web.
Savage/Stevens, Marlin and Mossberg all made guns under the Western Auto Brand name. Colt even made a revolver under Western Auto, the model 880A-ECH. Since you specified hi power bolt action rifle, without more information I would guess the Savage model 340 or possibly the Savage 110. I am also fairly certain that there was a Mossberg center fire bolt action rifle made branded under Western Auto. Plus there are others. If you have the…
The Wards Western Field Model 46B was made by Mossberg. The model numbers cross-reference show that there were several model numbers for the same rifles depending on who the rifle was manufactured for. The approximate years of manufacture range from 1938 - 1949, depending on configuration of parts, such as sights, trigger guards, stocks etc. This is the best information I have been able to come up with so far. Good luck. John, From California
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!
To disassemble: Loosen the takedown screw and lift action from stock. WITH THE BOLT IN THE CLOSED POSITION press foreward on the latch on the underside of the receiver cap. At the same time pull backwards on the receiver cal and remove it. DO NOT PULL THE TRIGGER! Remove bolt. If the trigger is accidentally pulled with the bolt out push foreward on the plunger at the front of the trigger assembly until it clears…