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Old 01-13-2020, 08:39 PM
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Does anyone know where I can track down who actually manufactured the "Revelation" rifle (model R100B) that I bought recently? Was it Marlin? Mossberg? Anybody have a reference that connects serial numbers to the year of manufacture?
Any input would be appreciated. Thanks ahead of time for your help.
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Old 01-13-2020, 09:39 PM
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Type this into a search engine, you will get your answer in about .1 second:

western auto revelation r100b
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Old 01-13-2020, 10:10 PM
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Per Numrich cross reference it is Mossberg 321.
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Old 01-13-2020, 11:40 PM
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Type this into a search engine, you will get your answer in about .1 second
Actually, I did do exactly that, and I found the usual internet-quality pile of contradictory and amateur answers. Which is why I posted as I did. And I realize that if this was something made back in '74 (or whenever) that there may not be any data available any longer as to how to match up my serial number with a production year, as Western has changed hands several times over the years, and this is the sort of data that was kept in file cabinets back in the day and that modern bean-counter management people throw away those file cabinets as the first step in a corporate takeover. So I was just hoping.......silly me.
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Old 01-14-2020, 01:17 AM
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Search engines tend to steer us away from things like firearm crossreferences.

Add this link to your favorites.

http://www.hoosiergunworks.com/catal...reference.html
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The above is a great link. It shows a 100A, no R100B. From that it is clue to try and macth up to a Mossberg. The Mossberg RFC forum where they discussed this at one time:

https://www.rimfirecentral.com/forum...d.php?t=430037

It took some detective work from the OP. Checking the gun parts diagrams at Numrich Arms confirmed R100B it to be a Mossberg. Or a Mossberg bolt which is to say enough to ID the maker.
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i appreciate any help i get , this site has been helpful , these folks mostly great - not complainin in any way ,

i worked at a western auto store in the very early 60s , i bought my first [self purchase - not a gift] rifle their and carried it home on foot without a case - i miss the early 60s for when a teen age kid could pay cash with no paper other than the receipt , i also bought my first new colt 1911 and a new P38 that summer , no paper there either except the receipt , i carried them home in the boxes they came in ,
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