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25-20 Winchester Cartridge Introduction?
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Does anybody know when the 25-20w.c.f. cartridge was introduced by the company?

I’m reading conflicting data. Some sources say 1895, while others say 1893.

Anybody know of any factual proof of when the cartridge was developed by Winchester?

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Maverick,

I believe the date is 1895 and that is when they start showing up with consistency in my survey of the Model 1892 rifles.

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I also believe that it was in the year 1895, as that is when Winchester changed the caliber marking on the Model 1885 Single Shot rifles for the 25-20 Single Shot cartridge from "25 W.C.F." to "25-20 S.S.". The new 25-20 repeater cartridge was marked "25-20 W.C.F." on the Model 1885.

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Yes, Ill second that ! It was certainly a good one ! One of my favorites, although currently 32-40 is about equally as enjoyable

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