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January 6, 2024 - 3:49 am
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The rifle shows no modifications that I could make out or am able to identify now..rogertherelic said

If you have a good magnifying glass, you might be able to make out the hairline circle that would be evidence of a chamber replacement, IF that’s what was done to convert it to the WCF cart.  That’s not a gunsmithing job often done, but nothing else I can think of explains why it won’t chamber a .25 SS round.

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Roger,

I just finished looking through all of my research notes and published documentation to see when Winchester manufactured the first Model 1892 in 25-20.  Based on what I can find, it was August 1895.  That stated, Michael (2bit) may have better information.

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Before a customer could order a .25 WCF, he’d have to know it was available, so when was it first advertised?  Most new products were advertised in one of the popular shooting pubs, such as (in the 1890s) Shooting & Fishing.  Anybody here have the Broadfoot reprint?  For yrs I wished I could afford to buy it, but at this point I’m glad I did not.

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In today’s world with people changing their gender, they are referred to as “Trans”.  Perhaps this rifle is just an early “Trans Rifle”!  ConfusedLaugh  One never knows!  RDB

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JWA said Here is a nice set for not a bad price, it is still not too late!

Not a bad price, but for one having hundreds of similar millstones around his neck, it IS too late. 

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Can somebody post a picture of the 25-20 repeater cartridge with the 25-20 Marlin headstamp?

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