Make: Wards / Mossberg
Model: Wards 15A / Mossberg 83
Serial Number: NON
Year of Manufacture: 1936-1938
Caliber: .410 3”
Action Type: Bolt Action, Internal Magazine (4-shots total)
Markings: The barrel is marked “Wards Western Field / No. 15A 410 GA-3”. Proof Tested”.
Barrel Length and Choke: Approx. 24”. The bore measures about .390” at the muzzle.
Sights / Optics: This shotgun is mounted with a brass bead front sight.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are One piece smooth wood. There is a large ahead of the magazine on the bottom of the stock. There are dings and scratches present but nothing major. The LOP measures about 13 ½” from the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The stocks rate in about Good overall condition, even with the crack.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: All Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright, nearly mirror. There is no erosion.
Overall Condition: This shotgun retains about 25% of its metal finish. The balance of the finish shows blue on the barrel becoming brown as it gets closer to the receiver. The receiver shows thinning and is brown and gray. There is light surface erosion on the right side of the barrel about 6” back from the muzzle. The bolt shows some scratches. There is surface erosion on the exposed surfaces of the magazine. The screw heads are sharp except for the takedown screw which is serviceable but shows disfiguration. The markings are clear. Overall, this shotgun rates in about Good condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We did not fire this shotgun.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None
Our Assessment: This is a great utility shotgun for the new shooter. It is a multi-shot bolt action repeater which makes it inherently safe. This is the real Christmas present that your grandchildren wanted.
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This shotgun can be transferred in California.
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