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Montgomery Wards Shotgun

Discussion in 'Shotguns' started by Ruezim, Jul 13, 2017.

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  1. Ruezim

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    I picked up a Montgomery Wards SxS Hercules today. The information that I have found is that it was manufactured by Stevens or Iver Johnson. Thinking more along the lines of a Stevens. Could anyone direct me to a site that I can hopefully find the manufactures date.

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  2. mdemetz

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    My Western Field was made by Mossberg.
     
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    Going by what I saved from Numrich gun parts corp:
    Western Field SB300 = Stevens 311
     
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    Gunparts shows 'Wards" but not Montgomery Wards. They show 'em made by Mossberg, Nobel and Savage. However, there were several types, some with hammers and some without. Which one you have matters.
    It is suggested on gunvaluesboard.com that 'Hercules ' was a brand name used by J. Stevens Arms Company for the MW Triumph Model 52 shotgun. Gunparts says that's a Savage Model 315.
    IJ apparently did not make S x S shotguns at all.
     
  7. 12Bravo20

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    Ruezim,

    Knowing the exact model number will help identify who actually made the shotgun. I did a search on Numrich's for "Hercules" and they only listed two shotguns. One was an H&R Topper (single shot), and the other was a Stevens 5100 SxS

    Sunray,

    All Montgomery Wards firearms that I have ever saw were sold under the WesternField name.

    Stokey,

    Carl N Brown is correct, your shotgun is a Stevens 311
     
  8. Ron James

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    Your Monkey Ward' Hercules was made by Stevens, Not Iver Johnson nor Mossberg
     
  9. Ruezim

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    Here are a couple pictures
     

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    While I don't see an actual model number, I would have to say that it is the Stevens 5100.
     
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