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Western Field/Browning?

Discussion in 'Shotguns' started by Gordon, Aug 23, 2003.

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  1. Gordon

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    I came across a wierd old gun in fine condition Marked "Westernfield-Browning" . This is possibly a model 80?The locking bolt comes thru the roof of reciever and the pump handle gets bumped forward then back. I think this was an otherwise unused Browning shotgun design. Who made it? It has that 20-30's look of fine machineing and wood finish and checkering , it is original to butt plate an is $150 . Should I buy it , what is the story with this strange semi humped back gun?:)
     
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    OK after research I came to conclusion that this is a variation (semi humped back) of the Steven's 520 shotgun . Apparently Western Field marketed it in1920's as a model 30 But as I said this one has a ridge on top of reciever not a complete square back. It is a 1902 Browning pattern , some say his best pump shotgun as Stevens used it for Military contracts in WW1 & WW2! Think it is a good collector piece or a POS for $150?
     
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