I recently bought an old Ward Western Field tube-fed 14M. 488A 22. LR-ONLY. The saleman wasn't too informative and would love to have as much knowledge and background as I can on it. I know (or assume) its a semi-automatic. I have no clue when it was last fired, but salesman did say it was a good shooter, i.e. no bad spring, etc. There is no serial # on it which tells me it may be even older than i thought, which is great. I love classics. Thanks for any help/info you may have.