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New to me 1885 219 Wasp
Sep 11th, 2020 at 10:58pm
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Action from 1886 gun built in the 1960's by maker unknown.Shot ok with jacketed loads i got with it but I primarily shoot cast so I'm excited to heat up the. 22 molds!
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Re: New to me 1885 219 Wasp
Reply #1 - Sep 12th, 2020 at 12:32am
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I'm sure it will be fun. I only tried one cast load in mine - Lyman 225438 GC and 10 grains of 4227. It looked worthy of more experimentation.
  
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Reply #2 - Sep 12th, 2020 at 9:34am
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Is the trigger a single set its abit hard to see if the adjustment screw is there or not. Nice looking rifle and it should shoot cast bullets very well.
  

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Reply #3 - Sep 12th, 2020 at 10:00am
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single trigger.The load data that came with the gun Says barrel was a 1-14 Beuhmiller.
Bore is mint and throat looks perfect but its pretty long.Im thinking ig might work with my Eagan 62g tapered bullet breech seated.
  
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Reply #4 - Sep 12th, 2020 at 12:24pm
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I once owned a high wall in .30 wasp. It was fine shooting jacketed, but I  never figured it out with cast. Hope you do much better with that beauty you have.
  

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Reply #5 - Sep 12th, 2020 at 2:45pm
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CBA, which of the 3 or 4 versions of the Wasp do you have? Mine is the last - long body, long neck.
  
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oneatatime wrote on Sep 12th, 2020 at 2:45pm:
CBA, which of the 3 or 4 versions of the Wasp do you have? Mine is the last - long body, long neck.


This one
  
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Reply #7 - Sep 12th, 2020 at 2:55pm
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calledflyer wrote on Sep 12th, 2020 at 12:24pm:
I once owned a high wall in .30 wasp. It was fine shooting jacketed, but I  never figured it out with cast. Hope you do much better with that beauty you have.

My friend competed with the 30 Wasp in the CBA in a big Hall action. He was competitive for quite a while but the 30BR kind of took over and people were figuring other things out and he dropped out when he no longer was winning.
  
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Reply #8 - Sep 12th, 2020 at 5:43pm
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Mine measures 1.328, 1.477, and 1.934.
  
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Reply #9 - Sep 13th, 2020 at 3:00pm
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Very nice...thanks for sharing
  
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Re: New to me 1885 219 Wasp
Reply #10 - Sep 15th, 2020 at 8:24pm
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CBA, the Lyman Cast Bullet Handbook that has the Sharps on the cover - don't know the year or edition but I bought it new in 1963 - has loads for the Wasp. The "Wildcats" are after the normal rifles. If you don't have that one and are interested I could post a pic of the loads for you.
  
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Reply #11 - Sep 15th, 2020 at 9:09pm
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oneatatime wrote on Sep 15th, 2020 at 8:24pm:
CBA, the Lyman Cast Bullet Handbook that has the Sharps on the cover - don't know the year or edition but I bought it new in 1963 - has loads for the Wasp. The "Wildcats" are after the normal rifles. If you don't have that one and are interested I could post a pic of the loads for you.


Yeah I got that, its the 1st one from around 1958.

  
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Re: New to me 1885 219 Wasp
Reply #12 - Sep 15th, 2020 at 11:42pm
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And it has the nifty fold out photo of cartridges and cast bullets for each. I framed mine years ago to hang in the shop.
  

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