Make: Ward’s Western Field (Stevens)
Model: Model 30-SB562A (Stevens Model 520)
Serial Number: 90380
Year of Manufacture: 1920 – 1932?
Caliber: 12 Gauge 2 3/4” Shells
Action Type: Slide (Pump) Action Tubular Magazine Fed Shotgun
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “PROOF TESTED – 12 GAUGE / - 2 ¾ INCH CHAMBER –“.The left side of the receiver is marked “WARD’S WESTERN FIELD / MODEL 30-SB562A”. The lower tang is marked is marked “90380”. There is an “M” ahead of the trigger guard. There is a “P” stamped on both the top of the barrel and receiver top where they meet.
Barrel Length: 28”
Choke: Full (One * on barrel)
Sights / Optics: The shotgun is mounted with a brass bead mounted at the muzzle of the plain barrel and a groove milled on top of the receiver.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are checkered walnut. There are no chips or cracks in the forearm. About a dozen checkering diamonds are damaged on the left side of the forearm which is otherwise in good shape. The butt stock has a few dings and dents and a small chip missing to the left side of the lower tang, but does not have any cracks. The LOP measures 14” from the front of the trigger to the rear of the black plastic butt plate. The stocks rate in about Very Good overall condition for a gun of this age.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: All Original
Bore Condition: The bore is shiny with a few scratches near the chamber and one small mark about halfway up the barrel. There is no erosion.
Overall Condition: This shotgun retains about 70% of its metal finish. The balance of the finish shows pinprick surface erosion, patina and the normal finish wear seen under the forearm of a pump shotgun. The screw heads are clean and sharp.. The markings are clear. Overall, this gun rates in about Fine condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We have not fired this gun.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None
Our Assessment: This humpbacked pump was designed by John Browning and is noted for its rugged reliability. It was manufactured by Stevens for Montgomery Ward, probably in the 1920s. There is still a lot of life left in this shotgun and it deserves another chance to be fielded by someone who appreciates an all steel, machined American made shotgun.
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This gun can be transferred in California and is C&R eligible.
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