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25 rimfire???

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

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  1. buckshott

    buckshott Member

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    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

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    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

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    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.

    Jim
     
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