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Posted: 8/22/2004 12:31:07 PM EST
Saw a Sears bolt-action shotgun today. Does any one have any info on this gun, such as how much is it worth and quality of manufacture? It comes with a detachable magazine that looks to hold 3 to 5 shells.
Link Posted: 8/22/2004 1:53:43 PM EST
We need more info on model number etc.
Sears sold a fair number of firearms made by Mossberg, Stevens, and other gun makers.

The bolt action shotgun is an inexpensive utility-grade weapon once favored by farmers, and squirrel hunters wanting as cheap a shotgun as possible.
Link Posted: 8/22/2004 5:35:44 PM EST

Originally Posted By faris:
We need more info on model number etc.
Sears sold a fair number of firearms made by Mossberg, Stevens, and other gun makers.

The bolt action shotgun is an inexpensive utility-grade weapon once favored by farmers, and squirrel hunters wanting as cheap a shotgun as possible.



Stamped on the barrel near the breach is "Sears and Roebuck Co. Mod. no. 101538D. The last character in the model number may have been a zero, but it looked like a "d" to me.

The weapon did look rather cheaply made. It had an adustable choke on the end of the barrel and a simple bead front sight and no rear sight.
Link Posted: 8/22/2004 6:49:23 PM EST
According to the Numrich/Gun Parts Corp "store brand" cross reff chart your shotgun should be a Savage model 18 or 58.

Bolt action shotguns are usually under $100 in value, even in excellent shape cosmetically. Most were built as strictly no frills utilitarian farm guns to begin with (plain hardwood stocks, etc) and have spent most of their life stashed in the barn or riding in the truck gun rack.

They do make decent "project" guns for the learning home gunsmith. AccryGlass cracked stocks, checker & refinish the wood, add a recoil pad, reblue or parkerize the metal, etc.
Link Posted: 8/24/2004 8:29:16 PM EST
My Son has one in .410... It functions well and shoots fine. But it is a very basic and inexpensive build.

MT
Link Posted: 8/26/2004 12:39:22 PM EST
I have a friend that got one for like 35 bucks at an auction. I'm not too sure if that would be too much or too little, but I didn't see anything to complain about at that price.
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