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Old 12-17-2004, 12:32 PM
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Western Field Model 19


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I was in a shop today where I have bought many a gun, and I picked up this old single shot in 20 Ga. solid rib. Reciever says
"Western Field Model 19"
I cannot find a Model 19 in any of the cross-reference lists. In case the 9 looked like a 4, I checked it, but the Model 14 was a bolt action. Very unique old Western Field, but I am trying to identify the manufacturer & model. Anyone ever seen or heard of this model?? It is shaped somewhat like a Stevens 94, but reciever is much different and longer on the 19.
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Old 05-22-2005, 09:28 AM
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I bought a Western Field Model 19 at an auction, but I cannot find any cross reference on the web to the original manufacturer or documentation. Montgomery Wards owned the Western Field brand name, and they put it on guns they bought from a variety of manufacturers. Anyone out there know anything about this single barrel, 12 gauge, break-open shotgun?
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Old 05-22-2005, 11:07 AM
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James,
Since we have two identical threads on the Western 19, I removed the other. Just trying to keep responses in one thread.

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Old 05-23-2012, 09:24 PM
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model 19

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I bought a Western Field Model 19 at an auction, but I cannot find any cross reference on the web to the original manufacturer or documentation. Montgomery Wards owned the Western Field brand name, and they put it on guns they bought from a variety of manufacturers. Anyone out there know anything about this single barrel, 12 gauge, break-open shotgun?
i have an model 19 12 gauge 30inch full choke western field, like you know little about ,hope maybe you found some info since your post that can help, serial # cxhi break open barrel, i am 45 years old and 4th generation first born male to recieve, i am hoping i can fill in all the blanks about this shot gun so i can pass it to my first born son 5th male in line to recieve it.I have know idea who made this gun for wards or age just an old gun.it was purchased new in w.va. by my great grand father used alot over the years but still nice reliable gun

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Old 05-24-2012, 05:41 AM
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I've got fairly good references, but came up with zip. This may be a model of which only a few were made, therefore don't show up in old records. You might try going thru diagrams in Numrich catalog in the Savage/Stevens and maybe H&R sections to see if anything comes close. Considering the apparent age of the guns in question, there is a remote possibility that said gun was one of the imports from Belgium and other such places that were common back early in the 20th century. That rib is what raises a big question mark. Wish I could be more help. Goat
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Old 05-24-2012, 01:31 PM
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model 19

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I've got fairly good references, but came up with zip. This may be a model of which only a few were made, therefore don't show up in old records. You might try going thru diagrams in Numrich catalog in the Savage/Stevens and maybe H&R sections to see if anything comes close. Considering the apparent age of the guns in question, there is a remote possibility that said gun was one of the imports from Belgium and other such places that were common back early in the 20th century. That rib is what raises a big question mark. Wish I could be more help. Goat
thanks goat on bing i typed model 19 12 gauge and an old auction came up not sure wich link but do have a pic of gun real close to mine if not the same icame across a link that said might be a mosburg sorry spelling off
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Old 05-24-2012, 01:44 PM
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I think they were part of the Iver Johnson "Champion" line.
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Old 05-26-2012, 06:10 AM
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If the shotgun has an external hammer, it is likely a somewhat fancier version of the Iver Johnson, as noted above. IJ made low cost trap and field guns with a rib for many years. They were just the "Champion" with a rib and somewhat nicer finish; actually very nice little guns.

If it's hammerless, it is likely a single made by Ithaca under either their "Lefever" or "Western Arms" brands, but re=branded for Wards, a common practice up until about the 1980s. The model that was sold under the two Ithaca sub-brands was "Long Range." Also nice guns.

I'm sure most of you know that Ithaca bought Lefever out and used the name only; the Ithaca "Lefevers" do not use Lefever designs. The most common one is the double that Ithaca called the "Lefever Nitro Special," a good cheap double, but no Lefever.
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Old 09-04-2012, 04:06 AM
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To: Rogmatt; Beartooth Regular. Do you still have your old Western Field Model 19, 20 Gauge? I lost my shotgun (sentimental) and want to buy another one to replace it. They are valued at about $75.00, but I will give $100.00 for yours. Please respond to my E-Mail at: ([email protected]) or telephone number (210)422-2517 ASAP. Thanks.

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Old 03-03-2014, 06:45 AM
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Western Field 20ga

I have a Western Field 20ga. I am trying to determine the maker and also to try to find parts. It looks like the Model 19s i have seen online but does not have that mark on it. It has Western Field and also the number 7409D. No other indications of model. I need the Main Spring (flat) firing pin and the Trigger spring (flat)....Would anyone have any information on this gun?
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THIS thread is WORTHLESS without pics ! !


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