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Can any one identify this odd cartridge

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by philupcolt, Mar 17, 2003.

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  1. philupcolt

    philupcolt Member

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    This morning someone brought into the local hardware store coffee club a cartridge that is straight wall, the case length is 2 3/8 , overall is 2 5/8 including the bullet. It is center fire, on the back of the case is WRA co. 25-25, Can anyone tell us what era, and what type of firearm used this. I'm guessing it was some type of rifle. :confused:
     
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    25-25 Stevens introduced 1903. Factory load 86 gr at 1500,originally a black powder cartridge.
     
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    It was a fairly popular black powder target cartridge at the end of the 1800s or so.

    A number of Stevens single shot rifles were chambered for it.
     
  5. Gewehr98

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    Bet it looks a lot like this one...

    25-25.gif

    (From the Gewehr98 reference cartridge board) :D
     
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