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Old 03-03-2017, 05:47 AM
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Originally Posted by j.r. guerra in s. texas View Post
I think the cartridge stamp on barrel is the 25/20 Stevens Single Shot, a different cartridge case from the Winchester 25/20 WCF cartridge. That is just a guess though.
Good guess, and true.

284wahoo - There are a number of competent professionals around the country who can reline your low wall barrel. If you Goggle "rifle barrel relining" or something similar, you will find many of them. Two who come to mind are John Taylor and Steve Durren (Johnson's Sporting Goods), but there are certainly others.

Being older and more of a traditionalist, I'd lean toward relining to the original 25-20 Single Shot chambering, but that is a prospect for purists only since everything associated with this caliber is expensive and somewhat hard to find (i.e. you won't walk into a big box sporting goods store and find ANYTHING you need for this rifle). Given that, I'd go with the next best option, the 25-20 WCF, and even that is fading fast in this era black guns and 300 Blackouts.
22 Hornet might be an option, but I'd load conservatively in a 19th century low wall.
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Old 03-03-2017, 09:03 AM
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Very nice!
Is that made of stainless steel? The barrel is stamped S.S.?
Wolf, the rifle is in the white, that's why it looks that color. My father removed any surface rust and polished it up sometime after he got. The finish was already shot at that point. I hope to not only have the bbl relined, but also have the metal re-blued.

As others have already pointed out, the "ss" stands for "Single Shot".

gewehrfreund, thx for the suggestions! I was originally thinking the 22 Hornet, but after some stewing on it a bit, I think that if I can round up a decent supply of brass, I might go with the original chambering and reload for it. Now I need to research where to buy some .25-20 s.s. brass. Looks like Midway has some.

Here's what it says about the .25-20 s.s.:
The .25-20 Single-Shot was designed by J. Francis Rabbeth and was introduced around 1882. This case was used in single-shot rifles and was one of the first center-fire cases developed. The .25-20SS became obsolete around the 1930s. It is a very accurate round and is great for hunting varmints and small game.

All specifications represent maximum dimensions.

•Rim Thickness: 0.0520"
•Rim Diameter: 0.3800"
•Wall Thickness: 0.0105"
•Case Length: 1.6350"

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Old 03-03-2017, 09:33 AM
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It looks really nice "in the white".

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Old 03-03-2017, 09:42 AM
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Two rescue rifles,,,

This is a Western Field 815 that I found in The Evil Pawn Shop,,,
There was no rust and the bore was very shiny,,,
It's actually a Mossberg 320.

When The Evil Pawn Shop Guy said, "$100.00, out the door.",,,
I jumped on it like a hobo on a ham sandwich.

I found an American Eagle scope that looked to be from the same period,,,
It's a 4X and the glass was clear so I paid the $20.00 asking price.

Regular mounts wouldn't allow proper mounting of the scope,,,
So I spent $39.95 + $4.00 shipping for the cantilever mount.

So for only $163.95 I scored a very nice shooting rifle,,,
With bulk ammo and my 65 year old eyes,,,
I can hold a 1" group at 50 yards.

It's kinda like finding a great dog at the animal shelter,,,
Take it home, clean it up, and feed it well,,,
You'll have a worthwhile companion.

My single-shots aren't as exotic as some of the beauties in this thread,,,
But I am very pleased to own and shoot them as often as I can.


P.S. I also have a generic black stock Cricket,,,
But we've all seen one so I have never taken a pic of it.

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