5 years ago#1
Rhino
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I had a Wards Western Field 12 gauge shotgun passed down to me from a grandfather.

Model 30, serial # SB562A

I have had no luck finding the manufacture date and or an approximate value.

Help is appreciated.

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5 years ago#2
bigcurt
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hello ,,your shotgun was made by stevens and should be the same as there 520 shotgun,,prices will be the same as the stevens model and currently range from 125 good-225 excellent mabey a little more if extra clean ,, the so called "store brands"don't seem to have the values the regular models have in most cases ,,made between 1915-1930 this model was designed by browning and has a slight humpback receiver.
bigcurt

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5 years ago#3
Rhino
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Thanks much, I appreciate the info.

I will be keeping it as a family heirloom.

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5 years ago#4
The_Mad_Mainer
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I also have a hand-me-down shotgun from Montgomery Wards Western Field Browning, but my serial number doesn't have any letters, just 98065 (Model 30 12-gauge pump)...Is there a reason for this?

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5 years ago#5
bigcurt
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the stevens were not true browning made shotguns ..they used the browning designed action,,as for your question on serial numbers i don't beleive there any certain reason for the lack of letters and wouldn't increase the value one way or the other..
bigcurt

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4 years ago#6
ghost
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i need parts and all the guts for my 12 gadge montgomery ward pum shot gun it was my grandfathers and i would like to see it work where do i go? and how do i get the right receaver

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3 years ago#7
charles crook
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Numerich has alot of parts for your sho talso a stevens 520, also check gunbroker

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3 years ago#8
Erbie
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The Western Field model number 30 is just Montgomery Ward's store brand for the Stevens model 520. the additional numbers/letters (such as -SB562A) refer to optional variations from the standard model (like barrel lengths, etc.). The 98065 on the trigger guard is the serial number - mine is 91000. It looks like they were made around 1915-1928 ish.

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3 years ago#9
silly
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ron sell it to stan for $20.00

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3 years ago#10
todd
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would you know what this would be worth? western field 12 gauge pump shotgun serial number 94988A

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3 years ago#11
Cal42
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I don't think the Serial # is "SB562A". My father has a Ward's Western Field 12 Gauge with that same stamp in it. There wouldn't be duplicate Serial #s.

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3 years ago#12
Steve
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I have a model SB 30 A
Wards Western Field 12 gauge shotgun pump
Montgomery Ward ,10221 on the trigger guard
That's all I can find on the gun Anybody
know what year it Made or value

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2 years ago#13
tjftzptrck
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I also have a Westernfield 12 gauge shotgun handed down from my great uncle. Model #XNH-565-C, can you tell me anything about it?

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2 years ago#14
animalman1985
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I have a guy wanting to sell me the same kind of gun, westernfield 12gauge, except he has had the barel shortend to 18 1/2in. put two plastic pistol grips on it and cut off the safety... its fun to shoot but #1 I'm not too sure if its leagal #2 he wants 200$ for it... he said he bought it 12 yrs ago for a little over 200$. I'm thinking its not worht that much but I'm not sure. What do you think? I could email you a pic of it.

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1 year ago#15
nka
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We also have a WWF Model 30 with that serial number

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11 months ago#16
3rdDivision4Tours
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Just make sure the barrel is 18.5. The whole gun has to a certain length as Well. Most just think the barrel is all that matters. If all it has is a pistol grip on it I'm pretty sure it's illegal. But if it was manufactured like that it's legal. Lol. Yea our dumb laws

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8 months ago#17
charlie
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probably made by stevens most of them were made in the 40's and had no serial #'s on them only a model #

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4 months ago#18
feelingdense
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I have a sawed off model 30 and the stock has been cut into a pistol grip. On the bsteel there's a 10 circled right above full. What does the 10 mean?

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3 months ago#19
Lovenpain
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Your Serial Number is not An actual serial number but a MODEL number.

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2 months ago#20
two old dogs
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The serial number for the Western Field Model 30 (Stevens Model 520) is located on the bottom or trigger guard tang.

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