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Old 12-15-2013, 10:01 PM   #1
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A Western Field m550abd in 12 ga I paid a hundred bucks I bought as fun /home defense gun.it seems to have been cut down a some point in its life. Any info wood be awesome.
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Old 12-15-2013, 11:13 PM   #2
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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.
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Polychokes were great chokes. Too bad.
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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. http://www.gunpartscorp.com/Products/473040E.htm

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.
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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.
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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
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just buy a polychoke and have a smith put it on. youll be set.
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The barrells only 18 and 1/8 inches I all ready have my left handed 870 for the birds
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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.
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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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