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September 7, 2023 - 5:33 pm
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Neighbor gave me this tool. I can make out 25-25 R and the patent date but not quite sure of MFG info. I think it says NEW HAVEN  CONN USA but not sure. Also why the R after 25-20? Any info will be appreciated. DonP1030474-2-1.JPGImage EnlargerP1030473-2-1.JPGImage EnlargerP1030470-1.JPGImage EnlargerP1030471-1.JPGImage EnlargerP1030470-2.JPGImage Enlarger

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Its a Ideal tool. Most that I have seen are nickel plated. I think the R stands for “Remington” or “Repeater”. It should have a flat nose bullet mold.  I know the ones with a M are “Marlin”

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I believe that the “R” designates the 25-20 Repeater (WCF) cartridge as opposed to the 25-20 Single Shot (S.S.) cartridge which was the much more common cartridge of the two in the 1882 – 1900 timeframe.  Winchester manufactured more than 7,500 Single Shot rifles in the 25-20 S.S. cartridge, a large number of which were before they introduced the 25-20 WCF (repeater) cartridge.

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