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MonkeyWards Store Brand Mossberg

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by 427, Apr 29, 2012.

  1. 427


    Nov 23, 2009
    Since it wasn't really tactical, I thought it put it here.

    I saw this at a LGS listed as a Westernfield 550 same as Mossberg 500. I'm not sure how old it is but it's pre-1970 as it has only one action arm. It also has no markings of any kind on the receiver. I'm not quite sure when serial numbers were required but I'm figuring it's pre-1968.

    The action is really smooth, almost like it's riding on ball bearings. It's really light. I might cut the stock to shorten the LOP, but I'm not sure yet.

    For the price of an expensive 91/30, I couldn't resist.




  2. Oaklane


    Feb 6, 2011
    Sandusky, Ohio
    Dad bought me one of those with a poly-choke in the early 70's as my first duck gun, shot the hell out of it, moved on to a Wingmaster after a couple years but it was a solid gun. Won't find wood like that on them anymore either!

  3. GlockFish

    GlockFish Floyd

    Feb 22, 2002
  4. JaPes

    JaPes Rimfire 1010101

    Aug 21, 2010
    NW Burbs, IL
  5. I've got one like it, but mine is stamped "Sears-Roebuck." Same gun otherwise except for double action bars. I believe I bought it new in 1978. Paid $99.00 for it, with two barrels.

    Good, solid, dependable gun.

    With a homedone camo job.

    Last edited: Apr 29, 2012
  6. cowboywannabe

    cowboywannabe you savvy?

    Jan 26, 2001
    i have a westernfield poly choke bolt action 20 ga. bought from monkey wards. no seriel number on it.
  7. countrygun


    Mar 9, 2012
    I have one too. Mine is a little later than that I think since it is numbered. great little gun
  8. Poohgyrr

    Poohgyrr trout fear me!

    IIRC it was shotguns and 22rimfire rifles that didn't need serial numbers prior to the 1968 gun control act that stopped all crime.

    Oh, yeah, the 1932 gun control act also ended all crime. i forgot, sorry.

  9. unit1069


    Oct 10, 2007
    So. Central US
    I bought my very first rifle at Monkey Wards in Paducah, KY; a Browning .22lr model that breaks down between barrel and receiver.

    I paid $90 NIB and sold it for the same price. I saw one in the late 1990s at a gun show in California and the dealer was asking $600 or thereabouts.