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Is there any existing information as to how many WesternField 740A's were made?
 

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To my knowledge there are no factory records to how many store brands were produced.
 

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Educated guess?
 

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Well, are we a little edgy?? I meant did anyone have an educated guess as to the production numbers. I would appreciate not being snapped at for asking a civil question.
 

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Whoa.....come on guys calm down lets all take a deep breath!!! Bedrock look in our reference library you might can find something there if not try doing a google search and see if you can name up with anything!!!!Hope you can find what you are looking for Bedrock and let us know if you turn up anything!!!!
 

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I've been looking for this info also, but alas, I haven't found anything. Wonder why Glenfield's have production numbers in Brophy's book, but not for others? I'm sure the Marlin factory has production figures, but who now to ask? I at least know of a few Westernfield's on this board----that's a start.
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Cajun, Del: I will keep looking and if I find anything I will be happy to post it. I am sure there are others who are curious about this.
 

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Bedrock, good luck rooting around for info on the Westernfield. I am sure there must be some info on the net. I don't know if it will include the number produced. More importantly shoot that bad boy and enjoy owning it.
 

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NO...EDUCATED fact. geeze
Chill out.


Bedrock, indeed. Look in our reference library and see if there is anything you can find, but I do recall that Marlin did not keep any records of how many rifles were manufactured for certain stores. Goodluck in your search.
 

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Montgomery Wards. Model 33 = 336

Model 740 = 336 I am presuming this is a A model.

Travis is right not much for records kept for store brands, given not much info on Montgomery Wards now days.
 

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Swany: I am not sure if all 740A's are the same configuration as mine. Mine is a 30-30 made in 1967. It has a full length magazine, carbine-style front sight, oiled walnut stocks, a relatively slim forend with a forend cap, sling swivels, and a red recoil pad. The fit and finish are excellent. The walnut is not fancy, but is a good grade.
 

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Just found one at the gun store today. Fit/finish/stock is as good or maybe a bit better than my 336 35 Rem. Going home with me tomorrow...
 

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oscar: Nice find. All the ones I have been able to examine have been finished very nicely. There is nothing cheapened about them at all. A friend has one made in 1977, and it has the fanciest wood I have seen on any standard 336 or store brand. Enjoy yours in good health.
 

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Bedrock said:
Swany: I am not sure if all 740A's are the same configuration as mine. Mine is a 30-30 made in 1967. It has a full length magazine, carbine-style front sight, oiled walnut stocks, a relatively slim forend with a forend cap, sling swivels, and a red recoil pad. The fit and finish are excellent. The walnut is not fancy, but is a good grade.
Bedrock, you just described my 740A, to a "T" - right down to the year model.

Hope you find info on how many were made.
 

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Bedrock said:
oscar: Nice find. All the ones I have been able to examine have been finished very nicely. There is nothing cheapened about them at all. A friend has one made in 1977, and it has the fanciest wood I have seen on any standard 336 or store brand. Enjoy yours in good health.
Was pulling the 22 I am going to swap it for from the safe, and in the process, moved the 35 Rem around. I guarantee that the 740 has a nicer set of wood on it than the 336! Really buying it for a cheap lever plinker and to play with cast bullets in it! Would love to cast and dump them out to 200 (+?) yards. I love the kentucky elevation process! Huge upside is that I can get factory ammo CHEAP, and get the brass, AND dump a deer or hog, etc, any day.
 
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