November 7, 2015
It took me a while to realize this thread was started about six years ago. It remains interesting and the .25-35 remains very desirable in the ’94 carbine – and basically any other piece Winchester chambered it in – Model 1894 rifle, Model 55, Model 64 … oh, and the Winchester Single-Shot Rifle!
I don’t recall reading it before so it was interesting to me. The 25-35 is a chambering I’ve avoided but it is an interesting cartridge and I’ve seldom seen a 94 I didn’t like, apparently.
I can think of quite a few .25-35’s I’ve passed on over the years – that I wish I hadn’t passed on. I’ve had a few but as I think of it, it’s been quite a few years since I’ve owned a .25-35. The same cannot be said for the .25-36. Once it warms up, my takedown, octagon-barreled .25-36 rifle will be going with me to the range. Whether it’s a Winchester .25-35 or a Marlin .25-36, they are pleasant to shoot.
April 15, 2005
June 26, 2013
I looked long and hard to find to find a high condition 1894 in 25-35 to fill a hole in my collection. I finally found one a few months ago. It’s a plain-Jane, but it’s now the highest condition 1894 I own and it has a perfect bore to boot. Most of the 25-35’s I’ve seen have rough/mediocre bores.