One of my "Rue The Day I Got Rid of.." was a 'Western Field' marked Savage model 29. 1939, found a Montgomery Ward page on the internet showing my exact model, and complete with a Stevens stamped sheet metal Tang Sight!
Two kids in college, I circled the wagons and kept the very minty, virtually new, Remington 121 with a marbles Tang! It was dated July 1945, right at the time Remington had returned to civilian production.
That should satisfy me. It pairs nicely with my 1951 121 Routledge .22 Smooth Bore with a bead front site.
My first gun was a Westernfield 550 pump shotgun from Montgomery Wards with an adjustable "c-lect" choke... a rebranded Mossberg. Carried that gun on many a hunt, could have filled a pickup bed with the birds, rabbits and squirrels it brought down. Yes, I still have it.
When going through my mom's stuff last year I found the receipt... from 1975. I was too young to fill out the paperwork, so we used to joke that the shotgun was actually hers in the eyes of the law.