$50 marlin model 60 (and questions) and 2 revelations


February 16, 2013, 05:33 PM
I purchased 3 guns from an older gentlemen today.

Revelation 310ABR (mossberg 500A made for western auto) -$150
Revelation 120 (marlin model 60 made for western auto) -$65
Marlin model 60 -$50

Cant find when the 12ga was made (might call mossberg on monday and see if they have it) but the revelation .22 is july 1967 and the marlin is 1990

While I didnt really get a deal on the 12 gauge and same goes for the revelation .22 (though personally I feel $65 for any working gun is a steal, seams the going rate of these are around $75 or so) im prett happy with the marlin purchase.

This all serves a purpose other then fun plinking. I have a winchester 94 from 1980 that really needs cosmetic help. I wanna do it myself if I can, but I would like to get some practice in first, and these 3 guns are good candidates for that.

I wanna start with the marlin. Because im actuslly undecided on the revelation .22 because its in decent shape as is. And the shotgun I wanna do with some experiance behind me.

I am having two issues off the bat, one, cant get the tube off, and two. Its missing tye screw that goes behind the trigger gaurd and I dont know were to get a replacement....


Also, it looks like, while the barrel and tube are blued, the reciver is painted black maybe... is this right? Or does it just look different because its a different type of metal and is actually blued as well?

Top is marlin



Revelation model 310

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February 16, 2013, 07:34 PM
Not to sound like a broken record or that I am less than happy around THR but...

get thee hince to RimFireCentral.

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Join, use the search function, look at the stickies, browse topics, and only then go forth and climb the mountain to ask of the gurus atop the Marlin 60 the meaning of rimfire bliss.


Cee Zee
February 16, 2013, 08:37 PM
The metal on the receiver is aluminum. The rest is steel. That's why it looks different. And that screw you're missing pretty much does nothing so you're good to go without it. You are talking about the one "behind" the tg and not the one that goes through the tg, right? Because you do need the one that goes through the tg. That back screw is a total mystery even to most Marlin gurus. It's a carry over from a time when stocks were cheaper and they would break in that area. It's just there to make the stock stronger. You'll never miss it. If you simply must have one anyway buy one here:


But you're wasting your $3, I'm telling you.

February 16, 2013, 10:23 PM
Thanks cee zee for the info as I thought that screw made no sense. But unfortunately im missing the one going through it but behinf the trigger. It holds the trigger gaurd to the internal piece...

February 16, 2013, 10:34 PM
I have a 90's model 60 and a 60's revelation 105 (marlin 80). Bothare sweet shooters but not worth much $$.

February 16, 2013, 10:54 PM
Both the Marlin and Mossberg receivers are aluminum and that anodized finish is HARD to remove. The last Marlin I did, I left the receiver, trigger guard and barrel band in a sandblasted finish...looks good with a light stock. Last Mossberg I did, I left the receiver aluminum but buffed with steel wool to an almost polished finish...also looks good and gets a lot of attention.

Cee Zee
February 16, 2013, 11:45 PM
You can get that screw from Midway also Gibson.


You may be able to get it at a local gun shop too. They are common parts and maybe they will have a spare around or maybe they just happen to sell them. That screw is available in a lot of places.

You might look for a place that has cheaper shipping too.

February 17, 2013, 02:19 AM
Thanks again. Thats what I was needed. I think I will replace the front trigger gaurd screw as well. But will check local shops first.

February 17, 2013, 03:42 AM
I'm pretty sure I replaced that screw on my M60 with a socket head screw that was 8-32 threads.

Beware, one of the trigger guard screws has a T-nut it threads into. When you pull the screw out the T-nut usually just falls out into the carpet never to be seen again!

I love Marlin 22's!!

Carl N. Brown
February 17, 2013, 06:41 AM
The front trigger guard screw holds the trigger guard in the stock and does not need to be removed for cleaning. It is necessary for stablizing the triggerguard.

Since the triggerguard carries the trigger and the safety, both front and rear screws are needed to secure alignment.

The rear trigger guard screw goes into the receiver and both ties down the rear of the triggerguard and stabilizies the receiver in the stock. It is considered an asset in bedding the receiver in the stock, too, and I have read comments that it contributes to the accuracy that Model 60s are known for.

I used to order parts directly from Marlin's service department.

With really old Marlins, where the ejector is part of the feed throat, rather than an extension of the cartridge lifter spring, the feedthroat and ejector get beat and worn. Numrich Arms lists a retro-fit kit to upgrade an older Model 60 to the current configuration.

Carl N. Brown
February 17, 2013, 06:55 AM
By the way, those full length tube magazines hold 18 rounds, and were classed in New Joisey as "assault weapons".

February 17, 2013, 10:05 AM
My brother bought 2 beater model 60's for about the same price. He refinished both. Use cold blue on the steel and spray & back finish on the alumimun. He sold one for $150 and kept the other. The shot guns should be easy to clean up. Keep it until you can up sell or up trade for something better. I go to pawn shops and sometimes pull the old junk off the racks and make a packaged deal.

February 17, 2013, 10:38 AM
...that anodized finish is HARD to remove.
Easy Off Oven Cleaner removes anodizing like it was made for the task.

That said, I don't think Marlin ever anodized their receivers.

February 17, 2013, 02:52 PM
By the way, those full length tube magazines hold 18 rounds, and were classed in New Joisey as "assault weapons".
I have a 1975 M60. 18 rounds. I call it the "Assault Plinker".

Cee Zee
February 17, 2013, 06:20 PM
Carl the screw I said he didn't need was the stock stabilizer screw. It doesn't go into the tg at all. It's behind it and only goes into the wood of the stock. Apparently they had some problems with their stocks breaking at that point at one time so they added a screw there for strength but it was only for the stock. There are 3 screws close together under the Marlin. Two go into the tg and one goes behind the tg. That's the one that isn't really needed.

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