The Firing Line Forums

Go Back   The Firing Line Forums > The Skunkworks > The Harley Nolden Memorial Institute for Firearms Research

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old May 22, 2000, 11:59 AM   #1
4V50 Gary
Join Date: November 2, 1998
Location: Colorado
Posts: 19,338
Hi Harley or anybody else,

How scarce are these things? It turns out that my Model 70 which was marked as a .22 Hornet is actually a .218 Bee.

Because of this, two brand new boxes of ammo went to my very happy brother.

4V50 Gary is offline  
Old May 22, 2000, 07:20 PM   #2
Senior Member
Join Date: January 19, 2000
Posts: 743
My information is from Roger Rule's "The Rifleman's Rifle (1996).
Apparently there were no factory chambering in .218 Bee for Model 70.
This must have been privately done.
Herodotus is offline  
Old May 22, 2000, 10:32 PM   #3
Steven Mace
Senior Member
Join Date: November 15, 1999
Location: Clifton, Colorado USA
Posts: 724
4V50 Gary, I would have to agree with Herodotus. I'm unable to find any information that indicates a Winchester Model 70 has ever been offered in the .218 Bee caliber from the factory. My guess is someone has rechambered the rifle from its original .22 Hornet caliber to the .218 Bee caliber without properly marking the gun with this change.

Steve Mace

After today, its all historical
Steven Mace is offline  

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:22 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site and contents, including all posts, Copyright © 1998-2016 S.W.A.T. Magazine
Copyright Complaints: Please direct DMCA Takedown Notices to the registered agent:
Contact Us
Page generated in 0.09555 seconds with 9 queries