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#204596 - 12/28/19 04:48 PM Interesting Contender Find Zipper *Range Time*
tred1956
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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



Edited by tred1956 (02/12/20 02:26 PM)
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#204597 - 12/28/19 04:49 PM Re: Interesting Contender Find [Re: tred1956]
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Not bad for a 40+ year old barrel. Can't wait to shoot IT
Doug



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#204599 - 12/28/19 07:30 PM Re: Interesting Contender Find [Re: tred1956]
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That's a cool chambering. Shoud be a hoot to shoot.

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#204602 - 12/28/19 08:57 PM Re: Interesting Contender Find [Re: ruger4570]
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NICE!!!!! SHOOT IT!
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#204633 - 12/29/19 03:58 PM Re: Interesting Contender Find [Re: junebug]
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Should be a fun one.

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#204723 - 12/31/19 08:32 AM Re: Interesting Contender Find [Re: RBO21]
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Very cool!
Let us know how it does on the range.

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#204747 - 12/31/19 01:41 PM Re: Interesting Contender Find [Re: jcp161]
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Congratulations

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#205525 - 02/07/20 10:13 AM Re: Interesting Contender Find [Re: 500WE]
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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


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#205526 - 02/07/20 12:13 PM Re: Interesting Contender Find [Re: tred1956]
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Nice looking outfit.

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#205527 - 02/07/20 05:06 PM Re: Interesting Contender Find [Re: popo]
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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

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