This rifle is actually a Mossberg Model 20 made from 1933 - 1935 for Montgomery Wards department store.Answergun was given to me in 1939 by my father. spent many hours target shooting with him and hunting squirrels alone and with a cousin. Many good memories.
hello, the lever action 30-30 would be a Marlin 336 made for the Westernfield but I see you're askin about the M72. I awesternm pretty sure its the Marlin again, perhaps more closer to Marlin Glenfield. No, this is actually a version of the Mossberg Model 472 lever-action .30/30, not the Marlin. You have to remember that Montgomery Wards had a long-standing business relationship with Mossberg. Wards originally did buy lever-action rifles from Marlin, which were marked as the Western Field Model 33, but in 1971 the Wards buyers contacted Mossberg management about designing a lever-action for the Wards Western Field label. Mossberg took on the project and with collaboration from the gun design group at Belmore-Johnson had a prototype ready within the year. Wards management liked the prototype and a large contract was issued for the gun, which became the Mossberg Model 472. Interestingly enough, the gun did not appear under the Mossberg brand until 1974 - Wards got the first rifles two years earlier. It was produced until 1979, replaced by the Model 479. So, the Western Field Models 72, 72C, 771, 772, 777 and 778 are all variants of the Mossberg 472. 'Revelation' Model 205 and 207 (Western Auto) are also Mossberg 472's. The specific Model 72 is a 24" barrel .30/30 with pistol grip stock, a private-branded 472PRA. Although the Mossberg 472 and the Marlin 336 have a similar appearance to the novice, all you have to do is work the lever. The Mossberg trigger rotates down with the lever, whereas the Marlin trigger remains in the receiver. firstname.lastname@example.org
It takes either .22 long rifle, or .22 short. It's marked on the barrel.
Benjamin made a 137 pistol not a 137 rifle. They did make a 317 rifle, is this what you are asking about? The pistol model 137 was made between 1946-85 the rifle model 317 was made between 1940-1969
Your Ted Williams/sears model 53 is actually a winchester model 70 rifle.
Your model was made in 1969.
what caliber is the ward's western field model 14-SD206a
Your Western Field model 768 was made by mossberg for the Mongomery Wards company(Western Field).The mossberg model 800A is the same rifle as yours.
I believe that your wards western field model 85 was made by j stevens arms company.The stevens model 85 and yours are the same rifle.
The western field (montgomery wards) model 72C was made by mossberg arms company.The mossberg model 472 is the same as a western field model 72C.
The Montgomery Wards Western Field model 46C was made for them buy Mossberg and sons.The Mossberg model 42A and your rifle are one and the same.Mossberg made the model 42A from 1937-1938.
A Wards Western Field Model 41 is a 22-caliber rifle. It was actually manufactured by Mossberg, but intended for Wards. Manufacturing took place primarily from 1935 to 1939.
Your Western field model 24m-488a was made by Mossberg for Montgomery Wards(Western field).The Mossberg model 51 is the same firearm.The Mossberg model 51 was made in 1939.
No known published sn data.
Your rifle was made by Mossberg for the Montgomery Wards company(Western Field).It could be a model 44,or model 40.or even the model 26C.I would look to Numrich gun parts corp.for parts.They may be found on the web.
Your rifle was made for Montgomery Wards by Springfield, and is a Springfield model 85. They were made from 1939 to 1948.