4 years ago
Guest
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i have a western field 22 bolt action rifle model M842 with a scope mounted on it. who made it, and when was it made, and how much is it worth?

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4 years ago
rboatright
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are you sure of that model number? It doesn't cross well.

an 842 without the M crosses to a mossberg 346K

an M842 crosses to a mossberg 640K which is a 22 mag not a 22 Long Rifle

Can you be more specific?

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4 years ago
B.T.
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yes, it's a western field, model M842, 22 S-L-LR, that's what is on the barrel as I'm looking at it right now. my father had it, and gave it to me in 1986. it's in great shape for what it is, i just don't know anything about a western field rifle. thanks for your help.

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4 years ago
rboatright
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My bad. An M822 crosses to a 22Mag 640K

an 842 should cross to a Mossberg 346k



Exploded view here: http://www.box54.com/ex346ba.jpg

22 lr,l,s, tubular magazine (18)lr, (20)l, (25)s. 24" barrel. Weight 6.5 lbs. Walnut stock with Monte Carlo comb, cheekpiece, pistol grip, sling swivels. No. S133 front sight, No. S134 rear sight.

Should have been produced sometime between 1958 and 1971. Exact production date for your gun would be very hard to establish.

Four sub-models 346K, 346K-a -b and -c made 1958 - 1971.

Recent sales on Gunbroker have ranged from $101 to $180 for mossberg branded guns. Wards branded gun IF CLEARLY IDENTIFIED as the mossberg should bring 90 to 100% of that.

Exact value depends on details of condition.

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4 years ago
paul
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I have a 22 rifle with thew same M842 22 S-L-LR, can you tell me more

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4 years ago
redsawacs
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i would like to buy one of these someday...had one when i was younger and I gave it to my niece.

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3 years ago
lynn
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It is a model 822 22 magnum wmr

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2 years ago
bo denbleyker
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i have a westerfeild .22 S,L,LR rifle. its model number is m842B. mine is currently broken. the part where the part of the bolt rests on is plastic, and the end brok of and now the bolt wont go back. wondering if they make parts, or if someone has parts for this model and gun. if so, please email me at <email> . thank you!

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2 years ago
weapo7
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Go to numrich gun parts they have a replacement for almost every pistol or rifle made.

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2 years ago
Mac
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So do I...the same exact "Western Field" model and ID numbers as yours...no other ID that I can find. It was purchased new for me as a boy by my father in 1960..have had it ever since in a cloth sleeve but not fired in 40-plus years. It's in need of a once-over cleaning and conditioning, but everything seems to work. Monty Wards was a close store to us back then so my dad probably got it there. A real blast from the past...brings back many memories of 50 years ago.

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2 years ago
mitch
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western field m854 is the same as a mossberg 380

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1 year ago
JosephR
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Well, I'm a bit late to this party, but since no one else has answered your question, Western Field model M842 or M842B crosses to Mossberg model 346K. My dad bought mine at Montgomery Ward around 1962. Here are the instructions for it.
http://www.box54.com/346k-instructions.jpg

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1 year ago
JosephR
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My apologies to Champion - I was distracted by all the answers crossing the wrong model numbers.

I'll shut up now.

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1 year ago
MingoFrank
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No need to apologize. You made an honest effort.

The problem with answering old posts, like this one that spans a couple years, is that folk throw in additional questions and it's hard to keep straight. In all likelihood , the original poster is a guest who got an answer and moved on.

There are dozens of unanswered questions posted during the last couple days. Jump in and answer a few of those. I'd also highly recommend you register. It's free and simple to do. By registering , you will be better able to track your posts and PM other members.

Looking forward to more answers.

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1 year ago
JosephR
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Thanks Frank. I came across this discussion because I have one too and was also wondering who made it. I thought Western Field rifles were all made by Marlin. Turns out Marlin made some, but most were by Mossberg. In any case, mine's a real tack-driver, though I'm not crazy about the action - it's kinda clunky.

And I see now that your name isn't Champion...

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1 year ago
MingoFrank
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Welcome aboard.

Mingo

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1 year ago
sarah liddick
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Not really sure its got a lot of markings it could be lb27998 or mro4mk1
I cant get my e m ail but have gmail <email>

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1 year ago
MingoFrank
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Sarah,
You've jumped into a years old thread. FYI, emails can't be posted. All exchange of info is done by reply.

What is your question and what gun does it involve? There really needs to be a new thread started with a new question.

Reply with a response and I can split it off for you.

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9 months ago
kennywscott
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Hey Wiz, I have a Winchester model 290, 22 rifle, can you give me some info on it? value? is it collectible?

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2 months ago
Younguy
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Took my 1966 WesternField M842 with scope to the range today, 3-28-2015, for its first time out of its case in about 45 years, ( of course I cleaned and lubed it first ) and after adjusting the scope it was hitting quarter sized bulls at 50 yards. Then the Reciever Cap broke and the bolt cover fell into the open space blocking the bolt travel so it could not eject the last round. Thanks to this "Old Thread" I was able to find the diagram of the Mosberg 346K, identify the part and I now can order replacement parts fom Numrich. Thank you all. This was the first rifle I ever bought on my own.

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