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K9243 12-15-2013 10:01 PM

New to me scatter gun
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A Western Field m550abd in 12 ga I paid a hundred bucks I bought as fun /home defense seems to have been cut down a some point in its life. Any info wood be awesome.

John_Deer 12-15-2013 11:13 PM

A lot of Westernfield's came with an adjustable choke called a polychoke. Someone probably cut the polychoke off for some reason.

Old English for light woods would do wonders for the stock on that gun.

MisterMcCool 12-16-2013 01:32 AM

Polychokes were great chokes. Too bad. :(

kfox75 12-16-2013 01:58 AM

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Not bad for a C-note. Looks to be a Mossberg 500 clone. If you know someone with a 500, see if they will let you check to see if their barrel will fit. If it does, you can find a used on for around what you paid for your shotgun.

Or this would work as well.

No picture on the site, but I have one on my 30C. It's a 6 position selectable choke that is also a compensator. you will need a smith to solder it in place, but it also has a front site, and it clicks into possition when you select a setting. Here's a couple pics.

SSGN_Doc 12-16-2013 02:22 AM

Looks like a Mossberg 500 version. It may just have one of their standard 18" barrels. Other Mossberg barrels should be fairly easy to come by and easy to swap out.

K9243 12-16-2013 03:41 AM

Thanks for the info guys I mite look into an extra barrel so I have back bird gun this the first shotgun I've had that was not past dowen to me

bobski 12-17-2013 01:34 AM

just buy a polychoke and have a smith put it on. youll be set.

K9243 12-17-2013 01:51 AM

The barrells only 18 and 1/8 inches I all ready have my left handed 870 for the birds

Virginian 12-17-2013 02:25 AM

Install a Poly Choke and immediately reduce the value of the gun. Yes some people love them, but a WHOLE lot more hate them. They work. I hate them.

c3shooter 12-17-2013 02:44 AM

Your shotgun is a Mossberg 500, made for Montgomery Wards stores under their brand, and yes, a 500 barrel should fit. Numrich is sold out, but you can find them on EBay between $100-$200, or check with a true old time gunsmith- he may have a used barrel in the stack of spare parts.

IMHO, the store brand pump guns can be one of the best bargains out there.

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