wards western field

Discussion in '.22-Rimfire Forum' started by boltaction, Apr 6, 2011.

  1. boltaction

    boltaction New Member

    Apr 6, 2011
    st helens oregon
    hello i am redoing the stock on my wards and western field and i decided to engrave the brand name in the stock along barrel but i cant find a clear enough title to print off and draw tto stock i was wondering if anyone had a idea to look or had one.
    after i title it i was wanting to soak the stock in used motor oil to make it blakc.

    what do you thing?
    thanks for looking at my thread have a great day.
  2. K75RT

    K75RT Member

    I've honestly never heard of soaking a gunstock in used motor oil....

  3. boltaction

    boltaction New Member

    Apr 6, 2011
    st helens oregon
    so i changed my mind instead of having it coverd in a carcenogen that stinks and eats wood, i found a great ebony stain for only 5 bucks its under first coat right now, still no luck on finding a picture of brand i think i will try using clear paper and drawing it and exploding it. will keep you all up to date on it with ending pics
  4. K75RT

    K75RT Member

    Wards Westernfield arms were made by several frontline manufacturers. Your
    .22LR was most likely made by Mossberg. Your old .22 has limited collector value but they tend to be just like their fronline bretheren and be excellent arms. Why do you want to engrave westernfield along the barrel? These are usually great shooters but bubba-ing the stock will decrease the value of the gun.
  5. GunHugger

    GunHugger Well-Known Member

    Jul 18, 2007
    SW PA
    Since asked...I thing that's could be the dumbest think I read all week. That's just my opinion, it's your gun, do as you please.
  6. doubleslover

    doubleslover Member

    Oct 8, 2009
    I too can't figure out why you would want to engrave the brand name in the stock. Most likely the gun was made by Mossberg. While not holding great value, these guns have gained much interest in the past few years. And depending on the model, it could be one that is quite uncommon. Doing what you want will only destroy any current value that it has or may have down the line. But whatever!
  7. pilote

    pilote New Member

    Oct 27, 2010
    soaking the stock in used motor oil...really?...REALLY?

    you want it black the right way, start collecting some aluminum cans and plastic bottles for easy cash and buy a small can of ebony stain...


    you've come to your senses...you're staining it...smart.
    Last edited: Apr 12, 2011
  8. GunHugger

    GunHugger Well-Known Member

    Jul 18, 2007
    SW PA
  9. Big Shrek

    Big Shrek Well-Known Member

    Nov 10, 2009
    NorthWest Florida
    The Makers for a Ward's Western Field is actually pretty varied.
    Read the Cross-Reference to find out exactly which one yours is.


    Once you know your model number, you use the guide to figure out Who Really Made it,
    then you can find out everything you ever wanted to know :)
  10. gunplumber

    gunplumber New Member

    Apr 14, 2010
    Use ink.......it don't get no blacker.
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