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Author Topic: Old Western Auto Revolution Shotgun  (Read 256 times)

Offline BoBallistic

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Old Western Auto Revolution Shotgun
« on: June 04, 2018, 08:41:30 PM »
In searching for the old 7mm Mauser, 1895 Chilean Model, made in Loewe Berlin, Germany (which turned out to be right underneath my nose) found a old shotgun in a double shotgun case...This old Shotgun had markings of Western Auto Revolution, Model R310AB.....see picture....the case contained my Winchester Model 12 field grade and knew it was in that particular case but I had another firearm in it, and it turned out to be this shotgun I am talking about....

After taking the 7x57 picture, I put the 7x57's up and started looking at this old shotgun and checking my inventory...nope not listed, so I try to find the serial number, but could not and find any identification on it. Even the Western Auto was barely visible...had to get out the microscope magnifying eyepiece that is 60 power in order to figure out the R310AB.....According to the Shotgun World, the R stands for deluxe model. It certainly does not look like a deluxe model. The 310 is Western Auto Model number (It is acutally a Mossberg 500AB) and the A means that it is a 12 gauge and the B means that it was sold to department stores, like K-Mart stores, Western Auto stores and a few other stores....

This has a 22 inch barrel and has a What Mossberg called an Accu-Choke on it....it has no plug, gone! The barrel is plain no vent-rib, nothing...just a plain old shotgun. Will not put anything over 2 3/4" in it and low brass, just to make sure it works and it is safe to shoot! Eeeks!! If have looked at the three other Mossberg's that are in the inventory and know where Mossberg like to put their serial number at but cannot find it anywhere...if anybody has any ideas, I'm open to them.....

Found out that the Mossberg 500AB was made from the mid 60's to mid 70's and I bought it from Dad who bought it at a garage sale in the early 90's...I think I gave him $75 bucks for it and he bought it for $50.....

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Re: Old Western Auto Revolution Shotgun
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2018, 09:02:28 PM »
I used to hunt with an old Ted Williams (Sears brand) 12 ga pump that looked quite similar, but a fixed choke.  It was something Dad got cheap (appropriately so) from a guy he worked with that was strapped for cash.  Can't recall for sure but it seems like the serial number was on the bottom of the receiver on that one, lengthwise on the edge of the loading port.  Memory may be failing me, and the gun is long gone, but that's what my memory is telling me at the moment.  I'd be willing to bet that piece is pretty safe with just about any 2 3/4" load, but certainly makes sense to start off easy.  If it will feed them, it could be a decent little home defense gun with those little shorty shells they're selling these days.
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Re: Old Western Auto Revolution Shotgun
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2018, 03:42:33 AM »
Madgomer - My first shotgun that I bought was a Sears Ted Williams, 12 gauge pump also. I was going on a Turkey Hunt in the North GA Mountains (The area of Lake Burton). This was around 1969....I do remember that CCR (Credence Clearwater Revival) was being played on the AM radio (what was FM radio?? LOL). My 64 Chevelle had the Delco AM (Amplification Modulation) Radio in it!!! But at that time could not tell you where the serial number was on the Ted Williams....I bought a Browning BPS shotgun in the late 70's and sold the old Ted Williams Shotgun....From the Ted Williams to the Browning, all of them had a long length of pull on them....I was still a young skinny kid back then...LOL....

The website listed below is one of my most cherish website for good old info about shotguns, tells you who made the shotgun and what their model number was for the Kmarts and Sears, JC Penney, Montgomery Wards and Western Auto Stores.

I have check it out and it will feed the shells and lock up, so think it the firing pin is good, then it should fire....yea, I hear you about the 2 3/4" shells some good practice rounds for sure that goes into it. Had a hard time finding a box of the 2 3/4" that I have buried in the gun room. Went right to them, just had to get down on my knees for them, ouch...since I don't have any knees these days..just replacement ones....LOL....

For my home defense, have another Mossberg this one is a pump 410 with a pistol grip also have a couple of Judges around the house here.....

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Re: Old Western Auto Revolution Shotgun
« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2018, 05:05:03 PM »
i'm w/ mad on this one. looks like a sears, but back then they all probably looked the same

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Re: Old Western Auto Revolution Shotgun
« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2018, 06:23:24 PM »
The old poly choke, my brother had one on a bolt action Sears 12 gauge. Never cared for those chokes. I've got my Dad's old 22LR auto loader which is a JC Higgins from Sears. Those were the good old days...
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