New to me scatter gun

Discussion in 'General Shotgun Discussion' started by K9243, Dec 15, 2013.

  1. K9243

    K9243 New Member

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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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  2. John_Deer

    John_Deer New Member

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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.
     

  3. MisterMcCool

    MisterMcCool Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Polychokes were great chokes. Too bad. :(
     
  4. kfox75

    kfox75 Well-Known Member Supporter

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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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  5. SSGN_Doc

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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.
     
  6. K9243

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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
     
  7. bobski

    bobski Well-Known Member Sponsor

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    just buy a polychoke and have a smith put it on. youll be set.
     
  8. K9243

    K9243 New Member

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

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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.
     
  10. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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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.
     
  11. nchunt101

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    I know they work but please don't put a poly choke on that gun. Save your money and buy an 870 with screw in chokes. I have passed up on great deals for Browning,Ithaca and Winchester because of the poly choke---they make me shudder. Good looking gun btw. It looks like it would be handy for doing man drives for deer or rabbit hunting with beagles in thick bottoms.
     
  12. bobski

    bobski Well-Known Member Sponsor

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    since you have 2 guns....why not just leave it as it is then?
     
  13. K9243

    K9243 New Member

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    Thanks for all your guys posts I been all the net and can't find out when it was made
     
  14. bobski

    bobski Well-Known Member Sponsor

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    whats the serial number?
     
  15. K9243

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  16. JW357

    JW357 New Member

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    Congrats on the new gun. Heck of a bargain.

    Awaiting the range report.
     
  17. K9243

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    The range report. Some far its digested 200 rounds of ceapy Walmart Winchester trap shells. I use punch holes in the ice so the cows can get water.
     
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  18. K9243

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    Just shot a coon with it.I love how handy it is


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  19. bobski

    bobski Well-Known Member Sponsor

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    does it have 1 or 2 action bars on the forearm? one is pre 68. 2 is post 68 on age.
     
  20. K9243

    K9243 New Member

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    It has 2 action bars

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