tred1956
(enthusiast)
12/28/19 04:48 PM
Interesting Contender Find Zipper *Range Time*

Hi
Just got back from Post Office and found the most curious item there. It took me down Memory Lane for sure. Brand New in the original box, still has the factory grease on it. It is chambered in 219 Zipper (should go well with my 219 Wasp). Has the soft writing and I am assuming the deep blue of old. Also came with full set of Redding Form (# 1/ # 2/ &Trim)dies and a Redding Fl die set. :happy:

Now for my questions. I can't remember the last time I bought a barrel packaged like this one. I believe it was in the 80's. Does anyone know for sure when the were last packed like this? Or when they chambered for 219 Zipper?

Next question. Since the grease has been on the barrel for decades, I am sure. It has the wax paper stuck to it. How would you recommend cleaning it off?

Have had a couple of people ask about the collectors value. I can't imagine anyone offering me the INSANE AMOUNT it would take for me not to clean it up and shoot it LOL

Thanks in advance for your input and Happy New Years To ALL
Doug



tred1956
(enthusiast)
12/28/19 04:49 PM
Re: Interesting Contender Find

Not bad for a 40+ year old barrel. Can't wait to shoot IT
Doug





ruger4570
(addict)
12/28/19 07:30 PM
Re: Interesting Contender Find

That's a cool chambering. Shoud be a hoot to shoot.

junebug
(Pooh-Bah)
12/28/19 08:57 PM
Re: Interesting Contender Find

NICE!!!!! SHOOT IT!

RBO21
(journeyman)
12/29/19 03:58 PM
Re: Interesting Contender Find

Should be a fun one.

jcp161
(member)
12/31/19 08:32 AM
Re: Interesting Contender Find

Very cool!
Let us know how it does on the range.


500WE
(Pooh-Bah)
12/31/19 01:41 PM
Re: Interesting Contender Find

Congratulations

tred1956
(enthusiast)
02/07/20 10:13 AM
Re: Interesting Contender Find

Beginning to take shape. Didn't realize it was soooooo hard to find gloss bases, rings and scope. Scope is a 6.5-20 Leupold Vari-X III (Old School) Tall elevation turret, fine crosshair with small dot. Base is Warne and rings are Burris Signature. Grip set is Georgia Jim Wildfire.
Primed brass (50 proper headstamped 219 Zipper) last night. Have a box of Sierra 52 grain BTHP Match bullets I think I will start with. Probably be next week before I get to shoot.
Safe shooting
Doug




popo
(journeyman)
02/07/20 12:13 PM
Re: Interesting Contender Find

Nice looking outfit.

tred1956
(enthusiast)
02/07/20 05:06 PM
Re: Interesting Contender Find

Been raining for two days. 20+ MPH winds and 48 today. (Yes I am getting tender in my old age) LOL Any way I now have ammo and am ready to play :D. Original 219 Zipper brass with CCI primers & 28.0 grains of H4895 topped with Sierra 52 GR BTHP Match bullets. Maybe tomorrow or next week for sure. Should be enough to get scope dialed in and see if it likes the 52 grain pills. Will post results. Just love the OLD ODDBALL Cartridges.

Safe Shooting
Doug



RSW
(member)
02/08/20 09:26 AM
Re: Interesting Contender Find

Nice looking rig! I'm sure it will shoot great.

Sawfish
(old hand)
02/10/20 02:28 PM
Re: Interesting Contender Find

Your next project should be the .219 Donaldson Wasp.

tred1956
(enthusiast)
02/10/20 07:29 PM
Re: Interesting Contender Find

Like this a 219 Wasp Long Version. It now wears a Leupold VX-6 3-18x50 and is ONE of if not my favorite. 16 Inch OTT full bull barrel Yellow and black Georgia Jim Wood. Man these things are contagious LOL
Safe shooting
Doug




junebug
(Pooh-Bah)
02/10/20 07:56 PM
Re: Interesting Contender Find

That'll work!

Sawfish
(old hand)
02/11/20 02:43 PM
Re: Interesting Contender Find

[quote=tred1956]Like this a 219 Wasp Long Version. It now wears a Leupold VX-6 3-18x50 and is ONE of if not my favorite. 16 Inch OTT full bull barrel Yellow and black Georgia Jim Wood. Man these things are contagious LOL
Safe shooting
Doug


Yes they are!


tred1956
(enthusiast)
02/12/20 01:59 PM
Re: Interesting Contender Find

May BE a Shooter. This was using brass that I was reforming back to Zipper (Had been blown out to Zipper IMP) Seeing if it was worth the trouble. What I would love to do is find someone who would trade Regular 219 Zipper (with proper headstamp) for my 219 Zipper IMP (Proper Headstamp). But I know that is a very long shot.
Safe shooting
Doug




tred1956
(enthusiast)
02/12/20 10:27 PM
Re: Interesting Contender Find

Picture of the 219 Twins 16 INCH OTT 219 Wasp & 14 Inch TC Zipper
Safe shooting
Doug




Sawfish
(old hand)
02/13/20 12:40 AM
Re: Interesting Contender Find

Very cool!