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VarmintmistVarmintmist Senior MemberWestern PAPosts: 8,233 Senior Member
Settled on something else

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It's boring, and your lack of creativity knows no bounds.

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  • BigslugBigslug Senior Member Posts: 9,696 Senior Member
    6mm Lee Navy. At least make it hard for us.:jester:
    WWJMBD?

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  • VarmintmistVarmintmist Senior Member Western PAPosts: 8,233 Senior Member
    Fine hawkeye.. Now find me some brass and a bayonet. Dies, made of unobtainium can be found, and I located reman chargers and a sling.

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    I was going to post that it was a old 243 Winchester.
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    It's boring, and your lack of creativity knows no bounds.
  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 32,995 Senior Member
    I read an article not long ago about the 6mm Lee Navy. Cool old rifles. Congrats.

    $150, Wow pricy dies and a wait of a couple months. Try C&H?

    http://www.midwayusa.com/product/598882/rcbs-2-die-set-6mm-lee-navy
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  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 32,995 Senior Member
    Lee will make special dies too, I believe. Call them.
    It's only true if it's on this forum where opinions are facts and facts are opinions
    Words of wisdom from Big Chief: Flush twice, it's a long way to the Mess Hall
    I'd rather have my sister work in a whorehouse than own another Taurus!
  • VarmintmistVarmintmist Senior Member Western PAPosts: 8,233 Senior Member
    Not going to call and ask for custom dies for a bit. The Black Ops Fund took a beating. It wasnt a rifle off the Maine or a USMC marked one so I didnt have to sell a kid. It is USN 1896 manufacture IAW the Winchester site. The bore is pretty good from what I can see, it needs some cleaning.

    I have never actually seen one live much less got to play with the action.

    This one is not immaculate, The forend bbl band was replaced at some point and it looks like someone rubbed it with tung oil at some point. IAW the last owner, anything done to it was done pre 1963.
    It's boring, and your lack of creativity knows no bounds.
  • Big Al1Big Al1 Senior Member Panama City, Fl.Posts: 8,687 Senior Member
    I don't say this often but :yousuck:!!

    I don't think I've ever seen one complete, just one that was Bubba'ed beyond recognition! I think the .220 Swift is based on 6MM LN brass, maybe it can be turned back into 6MM brass!!??

    GREAT find! Look's like I need to start beating the bush's again!!
  • VarmintmistVarmintmist Senior Member Western PAPosts: 8,233 Senior Member
    Tanks.

    6mm Lee was the parent of the 220 Swift, and I have read that you can neck Swifts up. They work, but the necks are real short. That will probably be the option I run with.
    It's boring, and your lack of creativity knows no bounds.
  • JasonMPDJasonMPD Senior Member Posts: 6,583 Senior Member
    Tanks.

    6mm Lee was the parent of the 220 Swift, and I have read that you can neck Swifts up. They work, but the necks are real short. That will probably be the option I run with.

    Whatever you do, don't make them from .30-40 Krag brass. Apparently they make guns go boom.
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  • Big Al1Big Al1 Senior Member Panama City, Fl.Posts: 8,687 Senior Member
    Buffalo has CH dies for $82, but no brass.
  • NNNN Senior Member NCPosts: 25,221 Senior Member
  • Farm Boy DeuceFarm Boy Deuce Senior Member Posts: 6,083 Senior Member
    That is an awesome piece of history.
    I am afraid we forget sometime that the basic and simple things brings us the most pleasure.
    Dad 5-31-13
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