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Old 04-23-2017, 07:37 PM
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A story ... if I may... of a Western Auto



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Being "pickers" the wife and I peruse the local garage sales from time to time. Recently we acquired an old bolt action for cheap because it was covered with rust. My thought was just a project for fun until I learned its value was next to nothing as a gun but four times as much parted out....
So we were pleased that our profiteering helped others get their childhood, or fathers rifles back to working order. But it got us to thinking......

The next gun show found us looking for lowly unloved twenty twos. And there it was on a table, A Western Auto Supply Revelation 120 complete with Revelation scope for low money.

The wifes eyes were saying "It has lots of parts" and so without much of a glance i snapped it up with out paying it much attention until we got outside in the daylight.

"Holy shooter" I said, "This thing is pristine" and once home I dismantled it to find barely a trace of use....

Now I've never had time for plinkers... As a past smallbore competitor my heart has always been with the Win 52s , Rem 40xs and 37s... Anschutz 54s and the like. But I decided it was too cute of a time capsule to be gutted before a tryout. No serial # and a 1967 date code. So it went to the range today.

Well I'm here to tell you... it was a hoot shooting at 100 yds and it worked flawlessly, and I guess I'm gonna keep it and maybe hang out here from time to time

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Old 04-23-2017, 08:15 PM
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Glad to hear you enjoyed it. It is tube fed or a detachable magazine?

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Old 04-23-2017, 08:20 PM
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That's a clone of the Marlin model 60 correct ?
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Old 04-23-2017, 09:32 PM
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Cool. They don't make em like that anymore. Thanks for sharing.send pics!
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Old 04-23-2017, 09:50 PM
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Good story. I was rooting for you to keep it!

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Old 04-23-2017, 09:54 PM
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Congratulations on your find, nothing like having a classic .22 rifle for plinking pleasure and fun.
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Old 04-24-2017, 04:12 AM
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That's a clone of the Marlin model 60 correct ?
It is indeed a model 60 made by Marlin .... but manufactured by them for Western Auto.
It is tube fed {18 rounds }

Tried various ammos, Aguila , SK etc but some Geco Bolt Action ammo is what stood out the best at 100 yds
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Old 04-24-2017, 09:24 AM
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One of my uncles (mothers side) gave my dad a Western Auto/Marlin 60 many many years ago. It was made in 1968. I loved that rifle but my dad always said that when he passed he wanted my cousin (same uncles son) to have the rifle. So when that day came my mom gave him the rifle.

Its been almost 10 years and the next time I see my cousin I'm gonna see if he'll sell it to me.
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Old 04-24-2017, 10:56 PM
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The Revelation 120's actually have some really nicely shaped stocks in that era - a nice, lithe monte carlo cheekpiece, and an angle-cut-back forend a-la Weatherby (not quite as pronounced as Wby.) Nice find! Glad you kept it!

BTW, if you think that one's cool, just wait until you run across a Revelation Model 115!
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Very glad you kept it.
You'll enjoy it for many many years.
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