Most folks, at least with a few years on em, who fancy shooting shotguns or collecting their fodder are familiar with the ammunition sold by the Western Auto stores under the brand name, REVELATION. Not a big deal and nothing special, right?
This rather common looking shell has been under my nose for years and until today, I just never thought twice about it! It is a plastic shotgun shell, no big deal. But, then I looked again… not as a shooter but a collector!
It struck me as odd that this PLASTIC shell used the No instead of GA. None of the 100 or so plastics I have use the No. I have quite a few Federal shells (which made the W.A. shells) and none of them have a brass head like this one, with the Victor-like hashes on the band.
The rolled crimp and the plastic top wad I have only seen on a very few Remington buckshot loads, so far.
Some of you may have seen hundreds of shells just like this one… but I haven’t. This is the only one exactly like this that I have seen or that I have in my collection, so it is special to me. That’s what’s important about this little adventure, finding cool, new things that I haven’t seen or don’t have. So now I have a REVELATION No 12 early plastic shell loaded with #4 buckshot that is different from all the other REVELATION shells I have! Now to determine when the No was replaced by GA by Federal, so I can narrow down the date on this one!