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Old Wards shotgun

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Weldor, Mar 6, 2014.

  1. Weldor

    Weldor Vancouver New Member

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    Hi and thanks ahead of time for any help other members can give me. First off I am new to this whole forum thing. Never used one before. Shoot, I have to get my adult kids to set the remote or set up the DVD player.

    I have an old Wards Western Field Model 30 pump 12 ga. I am unable to find any serial numbers on it. I understand that it was made by Savage and production started around 1920 and ran through the 30's. Only to be discontinued but brought back for WWII and discontinued again after the war. Is this info correct? It whorls great. What I thought was a poor quality machine and assembly is actuall the clearances needed to take it down into two sub assemblies. I like the silly thing and plan on restoring it as a project gun. Not fancy. Doesn't need to be. It will be going with me in my 55 ford flat bed to go hunting. Neither are ever going to be fancy. Just durable and dependable.
     
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  2. lowly monk

    lowly monk Beaverton, Oregon. Just a guy. Bronze Supporter

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    Nice! Welcome to the forums.
     
  3. READYPRO1

    READYPRO1 CENTRAL OREGON Member

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    The John Browning designed Stevens 520 pump-action shotgun "aka" Ward’s Western Field Model 30 was manufactured by Stevens/Savage gun company for a variety of companies from 1904 through 1934. Two of these companies were the great old catalog retailers: Wards and Sears. Montgomery Ward’s sold their Ward’s Western Field Model 30 shotguns and Sears, Roebuck & Co. offered their Ranger series of durable, no nonsense, shotguns

    welcome rp1
     
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  4. Weldor

    Weldor Vancouver New Member

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    How do I determine an exact year? There is not a serial number that I can see anywhere. Least not like a modern #.
     
  5. Fast Eddie

    Fast Eddie Vancouver Well-Known Member

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    Welcome weldor!
     
  6. READYPRO1

    READYPRO1 CENTRAL OREGON Member

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    A call to savage would be my first go to .Savage firearms Telephone: (413) 642-4260 for Historical Information
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