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Old 03-12-2016, 10:33 PM   #1
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From all appearances the western field 30-30 appears to be a marlin, that was stamped western field for sale in Montgomery ward department stores. Any info would be appreciated. Can a schematic for a marlin work for the western field?


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Can a schematic for a marlin work for the western field?
Yes. The guns are almost the same. The off-brand ones usually had cheaper wood (birch rather than walnut) and sometimes they had different sights installed.


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Marlin DID make a 30 30 lever gun for Montgomery Ward- but so did Mossberg. What is your model number?

As said- the store brand guns might be a touch plainer, but the majority of parts fit just fine.
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Years ago I had a Western Auto Revelation 30-30 lever action that was essentially a Marlin 30AS, that was one the few with that unique barrel bands in front the Front sight.
I dont remember the model number.
It was abused and didnt group groups but patterns, thinking back on it, it would have been a prime canadate for a counter boring the muzzle.

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It is a Western Field what ? It`s in .30-30, but what model # is it ?......................
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I have a WesternField 30-30.

It's a 1965 model w/walnut stock. Pristine condition and is a Marlin model.

Biggest exterior difference is the buttstock won't have the Marlin medallion and the WF will have a rubber butt pad for recoil(like a shotgun). At least mine does.

The Mossberg model of WesternFields, the trigger will fall with the lever action when cocking.

There is also a Western Auto model called Revelation, that usually has a Deer carved into the stock like their 22 rifles have squirrels. Their stocks are hardwoods that aren't walnut.

Tried finding a picture but wouldn't come up.
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From all appearances the western field 30-30 appears to be a marlin, that was stamped western field for sale in Montgomery ward department stores. Any info would be appreciated. Can a schematic for a marlin work for the western field?
Pictures, Pictures, Pictures.
Model Number on the rifle.

As long as it is a Store Brand Marlin, the schematic will work...
although, might want to check it against the Glenfield 30A/AS

it should be a Western Field 33, or 740...let us know which
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Don't have it yet, won in online auction, will be a couple weeks probably. Appreciate all the feedback. Will post pics and model numbers as soon as I get.
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I totally forgot. The WesternField is model#740 if Marlin.

I have a picture of mine. It's over on FirearmsPriceGuide.com and on the Forum area under "lever actions". You'll find it listed under my name, Delbert.

I have since changed out the scope on it from one pictured. It's now wearing a Burris FullfieldII in 3-9x40.
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From all appearances the western field 30-30 appears to be a marlin, that was stamped western field for sale in Montgomery ward department stores. Any info would be appreciated. Can a schematic for a marlin work for the western field?
I think there is somewhere on this site a list of store brands and who made them, I will try to find it.


Found it!!

http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f18/store-brand-manufacturer-cross-reference-24977/


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