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The Mrs. and I went and had supper with her aunt and uncle tonight, her uncle had a present for me in the back seat of their car...

FREE GUNS!!!

Aperently they had been sitting in their attic for a few years, and Ken (my wife's uncle) decided that I should have them if for nothing else to clean them up.

He gave me an OLD Revelation (Western Auto) bolt action .410, and an break barrel .22 cal. wood stocked pellet gun. I don't know crap about the pellet gun other than it says Arrow on the top of the reciever, and says China on the barrel, but it seems to hold air, so I'll leave that for another project.

The .410 was pretty dusty with a little minor surface rust. I got it home and started cleaning...It seems to look pretty good now (with the help of Flitz and a lot of elbow grease), and the bolt cycles smoothly after I completly cleaned it. I re-blued all the external screws wich had picked up some rust. The only problem with it is, some one, at some point, cut the barrel with a hack saw. It's still legal length, I think they just wanted to open the choke. But now there's no front bead. I think I will have the local smith (or maybe just do it myself) recut the barrel, smooth the bore edges, and drill and tap for a new bead.

I'll try to post pics tommorow for you folks that have never seen a bolt action scatter gun.
 

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This is the .410.





The Pellet gun...Upon closer examination, I think it's .177 cal. The .22 cleaning jag doesn't fit! :D



 

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very nice!!!!!
the .410 is just plain handy to have around the house-----it can take care of a lot of chores such as varmints with little fuss and kick-----and younger folks and the wife can handle it easily as well...............

A .22 caliber air rifle is fun as well. And can handle problems more quietly than a firearm........

and on rainy days, you can just open the front door, throw a can out in the yard, and blast away from inside your house. :lol:
 

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Is it fed by a detachable magazine?

I had a Mossberg 12 Ga bolt (that had a 2 shot removable magazine) that I bought when i was in high school. Used it for many years and traded it off for something or another forgot what. I think I paid $30 for it, had it all thru college as I used to bring it into my dorm room during bird season. It had a poly-choke and used to shoot slugs about 3' low at a 100 yards. I unscrewed the poly-choke and took it off and it wasn't bad for slugs then. I then had to squeeze back the 4 individual sections of the bbl that formed the choke before i could screw the poly-choke cover back on. Ahhh the memories.
 

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ah yes, i remember my 1st one---a 20 ga detachable mag with the poly-choke.....I spent more time messin' with that durn choke not makin' up my mind where it should be set.....and that silly mag that would only hold two rounds........

i've seen bolt shotguns that are single shots and a few really neat .410 bolt guns that had a blind magazine and also a tube feed style magazine------really neat on that tube feed style.

i think for the heck of it i'll do a search and see if poly-choke is still in business---who knows? It sure is bringin' back fond memories................. ;)
 

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Nope this old gal is a single shot...

I have a el-cheapo .410 Rossi that I use for varmits already, but there is no sense turning down a free gun. :D

The pellet gun is fun too, I tried it out, and it shoots a pretty good group at 10-15 yards, and seems to have plenty of zip. :)
 

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free is always good :D

there are some around here that use the .410 with slugs as deer guns for kids------seem to be very effective as they sit in blinds with these kids and take deer at bow huntin' distances..........
 

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Nothin wrong with those guns and free wow what a deal. Thanks for posting and sharing with us. My only 410 experance is with the judge.
 

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well,

poly-choke is still in business...........kind of proud on prices but i guess all right since instillation included.

and they have a model for screw in choke guns as well----that looks interestin' especially the ported model.............
 

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I'm thinking about doing this one myself. I have access to a GOOD cut off saw and can re-crown the barrel by hand. I'm not worried about tapping and drilling for the new bead, it's more about finding the top center of the barrel for placement.

Any sugestions???
 

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Snap/mark a line down the length of the barrel before you cut, using the bead as a reference.

Can't think of what point B would be on the line.
 

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last time i shortened a shotgun barrel was with a pipe cutter. After i got thru worked it with a rat tail file for the inside and a flat file for the outside with a square and trial and eror................
 

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That's the problem RP, this is a repair job that someone already did. They cut it with a hack saw, and they didn't get a straight cut. In the process they cut the bead off.
 

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If you have a bench vise, use the receiver as a straight side to set the gun up dead nuts plumb. Then you can use the level on the end of the barrel to find the topmost point.
 

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That's the kind of thing I was needing...I have a level, level, level scope set for setting cross hairs on a scope that I think would do the trick. Just find the spot and set with a hardened punch.

I might just do this one on my own yet.

Thank you sir! :D
 

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I was thinking just use a small hand level. Preferably magnetized.

Stick it on the side to shim it plumb, then stick it on the end to find the top.
 

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Wow..got to love free guns...
That pellet gun..Is it powerful??
I have seen those break open guns used in gun matches..some of them are very powerful :mrgreen:

I remember my .410...useed to build model airplanes and them tye them in tall trees and let the wind move them around and then...KaBoom!!!!.. :cool: :D Man.. i miss my mine..it was my first shotgun
 
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