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25 rimfire???

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by buckshott, Aug 26, 2004.

  1. buckshott

    buckshott New Member

    Aug 26, 2004
    rural ohio
    Hi all. Have viewed this site for awhile and decided to join. Great info! A friend gave me an old Stevens single shot rifle in really good condition. It is a 25 rimfire with a heavy barrel. It is a rolling block action. My question is, does anyone have any info on it and is ammo available? I have about a half of a box of Winchester ammo and it looks pretty old. Thanks
  2. Gordon

    Gordon Mentor

    Dec 26, 2002
    central Kali.
    These guns are very cool,they were wonderfull farm guns. Sadly CIL of Canada last loaded ammo 20 something years ago. Try Old West Scrounger. I'd only shoot 5 of those prescious rounds from a carefull rest to see where it hits, until I located more ammo.:)
  3. Jim K

    Jim K Elder

    Dec 31, 2002
    Gordon is right; .25 Stevens hasn't been loaded in the U.S. for at least 45 years. A friend had a Savage pump rifle (don't remember the model number) in that caliber. It had a box magazine and was pretty accurate, but even in 1947-48 he was having a hard time getting ammo.

    Although .25 Stevens (Winchester brand) was listed in the Gun Digest as late as 1960, I am pretty sure it was not being made that late. It used a 65 grain bullet at 1130 fps, 184 ft. pounds muzzle energy. The round looks like a .22 Magnum Rimfire, except larger in diameter.


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