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There is just something about the old Winchester calibers that appeal to me......    .25-35, .38-55, etc.
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Yeah, Garnett, I gave the .25-35 serious consideration but decided on .25-20 because I have a couple and am set up to reload that ctg.  Other factors in my choice were that I don't hunt big game much any more, and .25-35 ammo, while undergoing something of a comeback, is hard to get in CA, almost as hard as .25-20.  And I have a big stash of factory .25-20 and only a box or so of .25-35.  And the 'smith I chose for the reline didn't have a chamber reamer for .25-35, so we would have had to rent one--another $60 bucks down the tube....

That said, .25-35 is a great choice for a 219 reline or rebore.  Accurate, doesn't kick; WILL kill deer or hogs if you can shoot (AND wait for a decent shot)!  And your 219 allows for a much better bullet choice for handloaders than any tube magazine lever action.
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Mike, I just have to ask this......did you consider the .25-35?  Merry Christmas!
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Thanks for the reference, Garnett.  I may have a job for your guy soon.

I had the buggered-up 219 B .22 Hornet I inherited from my uncle relined to .25-20 by a gunsmith in Indiana; he just finished it and I won't have it in hand until the new year since I'm going to be out of the country until early Jan. and didn't want him to ship it during the Christmas shipping glut.  I'll report on the job and how well (or poorly) it works when it gets here in January.  No chance to test it now even if I had it, since all out public ranges are closed by fires or fire hazard right now.  The one thing I know is that it wasn't cheap--lots of extra work caused by the oversized re-chamber that my unc. got talked into....

Everybody have a great Christmas and a safe and prosperous New Year!  One thing we can ALL afford is HOPE, and it has got us through a LOT!
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Buy, Sell, Wanted, and Trade... / Re: WTB: Early good/great condition 22 Hornet barrel
« Last post by Sentry44 on December 08, 2017, 03:21:30 PM »
My fave ammo in the 23D was PPU 45 gr soft points, which I have lots of, so hopefully i find a 219 barrels which shoots these straight.

Sentry
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Mike, One of my local gunsmiths is willing to work on the 219's, particularly in fitting newly acquired barrels to your existing actions.  I have used him for years and am completely satisfied with his work.  I will list his contact information so anyone in need of his services can contact him direct.  PLEASE UNDERSTAND.....Should you use him and have any problem with his work, I cannot, nor will not, be responsible.  I am just listing him as a favor to readers of this forum, as a licensed gun smith, who is willing to work on these early M219/220 guns.  Harvey King, HK Custom Guns, 7641 Alabama Highway 22, Valley Grande, Alabama 36701.  Phone 334-875-2978    E-mail: Harvey-king@usa.net    I suggest phones as the best way to contact him.  His contact info is also listed in the Revised Edition of my book on page 281. 

I invite other readers to list gun smiths that you have used and are satisfied with their work on these type guns.  BUT PLEASE.....be sure you have their permission to do so.

Mike, have you talked with your guy about lining barrels yet?
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Buy, Sell, Wanted, and Trade... / Re: WTB: Early good/great condition 22 Hornet barrel
« Last post by Garnett on December 06, 2017, 07:56:27 PM »
I have the opposite problem.....I have 3 or 4 Hornets.....and only one box of ammo! :P
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Buy, Sell, Wanted, and Trade... / Re: WTB: Early good/great condition 22 Hornet barrel
« Last post by Sentry44 on December 06, 2017, 01:39:46 PM »
Will do.

My gun is an early style 219 ("- 219 -") 30-30.  I also have 16 ga and 20 ga barrels.

I need the Hornet barrel becauae i sold a Savage 23D (which i liked, but was offered too much money not to sell) and now i have a zillion rounds of Hornet and no gun to shoot em.

I guess there are worse problems in life...
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Buy, Sell, Wanted, and Trade... / Re: WTB: Early good/great condition 22 Hornet barrel
« Last post by Garnett on December 06, 2017, 09:10:13 AM »
Sentry44, good luck on your hunt.  Let us know what you find and send pictures please.
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Buy, Sell, Wanted, and Trade... / Re: WTB: Early good/great condition 22 Hornet barrel
« Last post by Sentry44 on December 06, 2017, 08:37:10 AM »
BTW im not trying to steal one, i just dont need it mint, nor wanna deal with rebluing.  It you have one to go and its what I need Id pay up to $200 for one if it warrents the price.

Anyone wanna deal??
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