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    Marlin Revelation 120 Western Auto .22LR Project

    I won an auction that had some major parts in it and I was able piece together what I discovered was a
    pre-1968 Western Auto Revelation 120 (basically a Glenfield 60 with a few minor diff)
    What threw me off was the was NO serial...I found out that dates it pre-1968.



    I got most of it figured out except I am stumped on these screws on the side of the receiver.


    If I take them out it leaves a tunnel all the way through. Was there a style of peep sight you could mount?

    The stock is def birch and someone sanded and stained it previously so it is really splotchy.
    Gonna sand that down and try the dark cherry stain idea.

    I already sanded the barrel and tube down and reblued them.
    The tube looks great but the barrel needs a few more coats. Kinda cloudy still.

    After that the receiver will get sanded and re-painted. Good summer project just in time for the midsummer woodchucks!

    Anyone know what those two screws were for? I know THIS is the place for answers
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    Re: Marlin Revelation 120 Western Auto .22LR Project

    Good luck on your project! I unfortunately have no idea on the screws, maybe the previous owner used it for something? I know I don't have 25 posts yet, however I'm going to be getting a Boyd's stock and will have my mint condition factory one taking up room if you can't get yours fixed up...
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    Re: Marlin Revelation 120 Western Auto .22LR Project

    Interesting, I wonder if he had a Williams peep sight or something similar mounted there. Mr fixit
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    Re: Marlin Revelation 120 Western Auto .22LR Project

    Quote Originally Posted by mr fixit
    Interesting, I wonder if he had a Williams peep sight or something similar mounted there. Mr fixit
    +1 one on the Williams peep sight, I have no doubt that's why they are there. Be nice to have that because they are getting pricey, at least the Fool Proofs are.
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    Re: Marlin Revelation 120 Western Auto .22LR Project

    It's odd though, I Googled pictures of the model 120 and they had the screws too....
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    Re: Marlin Revelation 120 Western Auto .22LR Project

    Quote Originally Posted by imaguy3
    however I'm going to be getting a Boyd's stock ...
    Imaguy3,

    Are you putting a model 60 into it? Have you seen the SS Evolution stocks?. I just finished this little project.
    I found a Glenfield 75C ( model 60 with a shorter barrel) and a Jacaranda stock.


    I have a thread on the drilling to get it to fit.
    http://www.marlinowners.com/forums/i...c,90629.0.html
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    Re: Marlin Revelation 120 Western Auto .22LR Project

    Quote Originally Posted by GJinNY
    It's odd though, I Googled pictures of the model 120 and they had the screws too....
    Gun makers drill certain rifles for specific sights, just go to somewhere like MidwayUSA and see if Williams had a peep sight made for your rifle.
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    Re: Marlin Revelation 120 Western Auto .22LR Project

    Quote Originally Posted by GJinNY
    Imaguy3,

    Are you putting a model 60 into it? Have you seen the SS Evolution stocks?. I just finished this little project.
    I found a Glenfield 75C ( model 60 with a shorter barrel) and a Jacaranda stock.


    I have a thread on the drilling to get it to fit.
    http://www.marlinowners.com/forums/i...c,90629.0.html
    Not to hijack.
    I am, I was going with Nutmeg though since they don't offer the "desert camo" anymore...
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    Re: Marlin Revelation 120 Western Auto .22LR Project

    I was practice chambering and ejecting a single round from the tube and the darn thing would jam every time. Just as the lifter bar brought it to the top of the feed-throat and the bolt starts to come forward, the nose of the round kicks up and to the right and jams up the works.

    I was reading other threads about feed-throats gone bad. Are they worn or dented, maybe the lifter bar is bent or worn?
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    Marlin XL7 .25-06 Boyds Walnut Vortex 6-24x50mm mildot
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    Revelation 120 Western Auto pre-'68

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    Re: Marlin Revelation 120 Western Auto .22LR Project

    Quote Originally Posted by GJinNY
    I was practice chambering and ejecting a single round from the tube and the darn thing would jam every time. Just as the lifter bar brought it to the top of the feed-throat and the bolt starts to come forward, the nose of the round kicks up and to the right and jams up the works.

    I was reading other threads about feed-throats gone bad. Are they worn or dented, maybe the lifter bar is bent or worn?
    Being that old I would think the lifter spring isn't quite up to par... or maybe if the action was dissassembled it didn't get put back in the right space?
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