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mds2004
05-26-2008, 7:09 PM
with me :)
It says it is a Ward's Western Field 87 and pretty much what I got from researching is that it is a Stevens/Savage model 87 sold by Montgomery Wards. This model was made between 1938-1945 and is a tube fed semi-auto .22. Anyone know anymore information on this model? Is it reliable or not? Even though it is not going to be sold, what is it worth? Thanks.

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mds2004
05-26-2008, 7:09 PM
from the other side:
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River Jack
05-26-2008, 7:37 PM
I don't know anything about it other than my dad has one (with a different stock though) that was his dads. Although it's been many years since I shot it, I remember it being accurate and realiable.

JAGGUY
05-26-2008, 8:55 PM
Nice "gill" gun! http://rimfirecentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=218702&highlight=gill

mds2004
05-27-2008, 3:07 AM
Wow, thank you for that link as gill gun is another term for me to search. I thought I was at a dead end with everything else I searched!

cackinthebox
05-27-2008, 3:30 AM
My dad has one of those, i forgot all about it. I never thought to try and figure out who made it. It had a lighter beech looking stock.

Bigugly
05-27-2008, 10:24 AM
I purchased one of those a year ago. I found it in the “as is” rack at the local shop for $100; I thought the gills were interesting. Made a rail and mounted a cheepo BSA air rifle scope on it, it shoots ok perhaps better when I find the ammo that suits its apatite. The trigger is odd, in semi-auto mode fire a round and the bolt goes back and holds until you release the trigger then it goes home picking up another round. The first time I took it out the unusual operation and the strange “clack, clack” sound drew allot of attention. Also be aware that the shells fly almost twenty feet to the right, so watch your neighbors.

Michael

rgs1975
05-27-2008, 10:35 AM
Nice plinker! Wards Western Field Rifles are cool. I've got one from 1933 that was bought by my great grandfather.