This gun is up for auction as a parts gun only. We cannot guarantee that all the components of the gun are present. Parts may or may not be missing from this gun. If we know what is missing we will put it in the description. This gun should only be considered as a parts gun for repairing other guns or as a fixer-upper that may require parts. We purchased this gun to use as a parts gun for our gunsmith. On some guns he has removed parts some he has not. We are accumulating too many, so we are listing them to reduce our inventory.
This is a Western Field M172A, 12 Gauge bolt-action shotgun chambered for 2-3/4" & 3" shells, which is feed by a 2-shot removable magazine. The Western Field trademark has appeared on hundreds of shotguns and rifles sold through Montgomery Ward's retail stores. Most of these models were manufactured through subcontracts. This Western Field was manufactured by Mossberg.
As mentioned, this shotgun is being auctioned as a parts gun due to the receiver being cracked under the trigger assembly at the rear (see photos). There are also some gouges in the top right of the receiver at the rear (see photos). The gun has a 28" smooth bore barrel with a C-LECT-CHOKE. The C-LECT-CHOKE can be adjusted for IMP. CYL, MOD. and FULL (see photos). The bore is in good condition.
Blue is 95% with some scratches and light pitting on the left-side of the barrel. The gun has a one-piece, uncheckered hardwood stock with a Western Field rubber recoil pad. There are some scratches and handling marks in the stock. There is also a 3" crack in the top of the stock from the rear of the receiver back and another hairline crack in the bottom of the stock, just behind the trigger (see photos). The rubber recoil pad is in good condition with no cracks (see photos).
There does not appear to be any parts missing from the gun, but as mentioned the receiver is cracked under the trigger assembly (see photos). The rear screw that holds the stock plate to the bottom of the receiver is loose and does not tighten. Serial #NONE. STK. #10899.
Other than the receiver being cracked, this one is in pretty darn good condition. If you've got a Western Field M172A in need of some parts, this one we have here will fit the bill or get another barrel and receiver assembly and you're ready to go!
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