Re: Another Question-Western Field 12 Gauge
Exact info on these seems to be hard to come by. I had one years ago and wish I had kept it. It is based on a Savage, that was based on a Browning design. To the best of my knowledge they were made from the 1910's to the late 1930's. I have seen the Savage model, which is identical to the Western Field, with U.S. property marks on it. It was being sold as a WWI trench gun.
Is yours a take down model? Most that I have seen are.
Again, I haven't seen any exact record of serial numbers, so we only get a ballpark idea of when it was made. I run across them in pawn shops alot and they all seem to still be in good working order. But what would you expect from something Mr. Browning designed?
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