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picked up a highwall, a low wall and a scope today
May 13th, 2022 at 6:11pm
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I had only intended on having a look at one of them, and the scope but ended up getting a package deal for just under $2400. 

The highwall is a .219 Donaldson Wasp, the low wall is a .22LR, relined.  Both have been restocked nicely, although I'm not a fan of the wider forearm on the highwall.

The scope is a 10x Junior Target Spot and seems in good condition.

The .22LR has a really tight fitting extractor.  I'll have to take it apart and see what's up with it.  Other than that it seems very well put together.  This one has a serial number in the 89,000's so I should be able to find out its original configuration.

The .219 has a strange modification that is visible when taking off the forearm.  The round barrel has a small flat section milled into it and there is a tab with a screw that either retains the barrel somehow, or maybe has something to do with the extractor as the tab goes into a hole drilled through the action.  I'll take it apart tonight to try and under stand it.  As far as I can see, the bore is pretty much perfect.  It's not an original Winchester barrel ( I was expecting to see a .219 Zipper barrel that was re-chambered ).   The only markings are .219W  E.Y.   I don't know what I'll do with this one, but probably re-barrel it or have it re-bored.   It's a later coil spring rifle with a serial # in the 115000 range so no information will be available about the original configuration.
 
Both rifles, and the scope, appear to be in excellent shape with reworked triggers as well.    

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Reply #1 - May 13th, 2022 at 8:26pm
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Would love to see pictures of them all but even more importantly Congratulations on your purchase.
  

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Reply #2 - May 13th, 2022 at 8:51pm
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Thanks John Smiley.  Are the pictures in the post not showing up for you?

I also just posted a picture of that strange screw and what appears to be a flat spring ejector on the gunsmithing forum.

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Reply #3 - May 13th, 2022 at 9:25pm
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Chris no pictures showed up on my end.
But don't worry about it on my own behalf and Congratulations again !!
  

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Re: picked up a highwall, a low wall and a scope today
Reply #4 - May 13th, 2022 at 9:39pm
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I see the rifles and scope. Very nice!!! Go to buy a scope and two rifles follow you home. That's the start of a great weekend!
  

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Reply #5 - May 14th, 2022 at 5:19am
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Very nice rifles, and a pretty good package deal.
  
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Reply #6 - May 14th, 2022 at 1:28pm
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The pictures seem visible when using the FireFox browser but not Chrome.  Maybe this link will work.  I assume it has to do with the fact that I'm too cheap to pay for https on my website where I'm hosting the pictures.

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Reply #7 - May 14th, 2022 at 1:42pm
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That link worked and thanks Chris !! 
Wow and what a nice purchase indeed.
  

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Reply #8 - May 14th, 2022 at 2:04pm
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Yeah I think I got a pretty good deal.   I am pretty sure that someone local must have passed away or maybe is unable to shoot anymore.  My local gun store has a large collection of rifles that came in all at once. 

The collection consists of Winchester single shots, which are all gone, as well as a number of very nicely engraved muzzle loaders and BP shotguns.  I imagine this fellow is/was British because the Winchesters I bought both have British markings.  The muzzle loaders I saw were also British as far as I could tell.   

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