Make: Western Field M175A/ Mossberg 385 K
Model: Western Field M175A/ Mossberg 385 K
Serial Number: 41097
Year of Manufacture: 1960 – 1986, Not a C&R
Caliber: 20 Ga.
Action Type: Bolt Action Shotgun, Removable Magazine
Markings: The barrel is marked “Western Field / Model M175A 20 Ga. C-Lect-Choke / Chambered For 2 ¾” and 3” In. Shells / Made In U.S.A”. The serial number is found on the left side of the receiver.
Barrel Length: 26” to the end of the choke.
Sights / Optics: The gun is mounted with a single silver bead on the adjustable choke.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are smooth and lightly finished wood. The wood looks almost new, showing light marking on the belly. The LOP measures 13 5/8” to the end of the recoil pad. The stocks rate in about Excellent overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: Factory Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright, with just a bit of light fouling.
Overall Condition: This gun retains about 95% of its metal finish. The balance of the finish shows slight wear on the bolt from operation and some discoloration of the magazine well. Otherwise, this gun looks practically new. The Screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this gun rates in about Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions as designed though we have not fired this rifle.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: There is one 3-round magazine provided.
Our Assessment: This a much better gun than most people consider it to be. People have always looked down on bolt action shotguns – and we are not sure why. This is a strong, reliable and safe shotgun. The gun can handle 3” shells and feeds from a removable magazine. Utility and function were obviously the goals with this shotgun, though the gun has a nice appearance as well.
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This shotgun can be transferred in California.
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