Won this little rifle at an auction today. It is a Westernfield Model 47 which was made by Mossberg as their Model 45A. It looks to be in great shape and has a neat scope mounted. I don't know much about this rifle but it spoke to me right out of the auction catalog.
My father bought this Spiegel Model 45AS just before WW2 in Chicago, came with the scope but the plate
on the pistol grip had been removed or never installed. I understand the production of the 45AS was only
137 rifles ? Any additional information would be appreciated
I was told by the auction house they were preparing to ship my rifle but the holidays are holding things up. I will post more photos when I get it in a few weeks I figure. If they only made 137 of these rifles, I am one lucky dude. chris
Thank you, I have a Number 7 scope that came with my Mossberg 45AS. the rubber eyepiece is gone. There is a place on the pistol grip that has two small
holes to attach a name plate. My Mossberg is quite accurate with CCI Standard Vel ammo Robert
I shot the rifle today. I need to find some directions on how to adjust the scope. I have not looked yet though. The focus doesn't seem to work too well. Rifle shot good though. I was only shooting at 15 yards because I wanted to zero the scope....chris
I always bore sight a 22 rim fire with the scope at a short range, works well. May sure the rifle is solid on a
rest either birdseed or sandbag and with care move the scope hairs on a dot on the paper you are using to
sight the bore. Your scope may need cleaning too.
I read up and I think the adjustment screws were sticking. I was shooting 3 inches low at 15 yards then after trying adjusting for elevation, it went to three inches high. I couldn't get it to adjust back down. I need to take a closer look. I thought the mount needed adjusting but nothing happened when I fiddled with the mount screws. chris