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Western Auto Revelation 30-30??

Discussion in 'The Powder Keg' started by iflylow74, Oct 26, 2005.

  1. iflylow74

    iflylow74 G&G Enthusiast

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    Anyone ever heard of a Western Auto Revelation 30-30 rifle? A student of mine asked me if I had ever heard of one. I did a little research on the internet and could only find Western Auto .22 rifles.


     
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  2. Logansdad

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    I have one :D
     
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  3. iflylow74

    iflylow74 G&G Enthusiast

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    Thats cool....Can you give some info on it? Are they rare? How old are they? ect.
    Thanks!
     
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  4. Logansdad

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    they aren't that rare..I bought mine for $140 about 3 years ago..every now and then maybe twice a year I'll see one for $160 or so..but if you offer $140 you can take it home
     
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  5. iflylow74

    iflylow74 G&G Enthusiast

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    Ok thanks.....I'll inform my student. I think he thought he had something rare on his hands.
     
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  6. CleanCut

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    I've got one as well. It's the same as the Marlin 336 carbine. Bought it in 01 from a pawn shop in Florida for $50. Man, was it ugly. Had bluing all over the butt stock. Sanded it down and no more bluing. One nice looking, nice shooting gun.
     
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  7. Bookman

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    CleanCut is right. Marlin made a cheaper version of the 336 (unpolished blueing, lower-quality wood stock) for a number of years. They would put whatever company's name on the guns. I think Sears sold a bunch, too.

    Any Marlin is a good gun, usually. Doesn't matter if it's not pretty. $50 is a steal. $160 is not a bad price this time of year (hunting season.)
     
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  8. Snakebite

    Snakebite G&G Evangelist

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    I loved Western Auto stores.
    There was no other store in the world where you could buy a lawnmower, washing machine, a set of tires, a gun and a box of ammo.
    They had lots of stuff.
     
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    I had a circular saw made for Western Auto. dang thing had a 6" blade.
     
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  10. 7mmag6

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    yep I got a genuine jc higgens 30-30, same thing, first gun my dad bought me when I was 12
     
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  11. iflylow74

    iflylow74 G&G Enthusiast

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    Yeah I asked my dad and he also confirmed the existence of the W.A. 30-30.

    Me too Snakebite!! I spent several of my early years growing up in a W.A. store. My dad owned the local branch so I spent a lot of time there before starting school!
     
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    Some of the Revelations lever actions were made by Mossberg, even though they look very similar to Marlins.
     
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    Looking for a forestock

    Anyone know were i can get a forestock for a revalation 30-30 lever action, or point me in the right direction
     
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