The pawnshop addiction strikes again. This is an old Revelation R310AB, which is a Western Auto Mossberg 500A marketed between the mid 70’s and 80’s. The gun came to me in the Gun & Ammo Famine of 2013, at well under 150 bucks. It has a 28″ modified plain barrel with a lot of blue wear and a tad of rust, which some elbow grease and cold blue corrected to my satisfaction.
What it does do is shoot well and it put 25 #7 1/2 pellets in the 5X of a B21 at 40 yards. Also kept 6 of 9 pellets of Winchester ‘military’ 00 buck on the silhouette at that distance.
It works fine if operated normally but if you racked it really hard, it would double-feed. I pulled it down and tweaked the shell catches a bit, which corrected that. I also discovered it needs extractor springs; an eight dollar fix.
My son Josh & I busted some hand-thrown clays with this old shotgun today. Damn, I had forgotten how much fun this is! The old Revelation/Mossberg was pure death on them with its modified barrel, and neither of us could seem to miss with it. Josh liked it well enough that it went home with him.