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Old June 7, 2005, 05:42 AM   #1
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marlin 25-20m

can anyone give me any info on this rifle? how old it is, its approx. value, ANYTHING.
has anyone even heard of it?
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Old June 7, 2005, 08:59 PM   #2
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Don't see anything on a 25-20m. Brophy's book lists Models 25, 25M, 25MB, 25N &25MN.
Can you describe the firearm in question and/or photos?
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Old June 8, 2005, 02:36 AM   #3
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25-20 win

This cartridge was produced by Remington. Not sure of the dates, but must have stopped making them in the late 60's.
Loads were; 86 grn lead, mv-1460ft/sec,me-405ft/lbs.. 86grn soft point,mv-1525ft/sec,me-405 ft/lbs.. 60 grn hollow point,mv-2250ft/sec, me-675 ft/sec.. These figures are using a 24in. barrel. Sorry , this is the only info i could find.
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Old June 8, 2005, 08:20 AM   #4
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A Marlin MODEL 25 (no "20m" in the designation) can be either a .22 short pump or a .22 lr or .22 magnum bolt action.

A Marlin in .25-20 CALIBER can be either an old or new model '94 lever action or a model 27 pump.

We need lots more information to discuss what you have. A full description is necessary and a good picture will be a help.
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Old June 9, 2005, 08:05 PM   #5
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There was a .25-20 Marlin cartridge which, IIRC, was the same as the.25-20 Winchester. Just a another case of a gun maker not wanting to put a competitor's name on his rifles. (There also were .32-20 Marlin, .38-40 Marlin, etc. They were the same as the Winchester counterparts.)

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Old June 9, 2005, 09:18 PM   #6
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I believe I owned the rifle you speak of.
Actally, it was stuck up above the ductwork of my my parent's house.

It was a Marlin pump action rifle chambered for the .25-20 cartridge. Tube fed ?
You know the rest. In the books you have read
How the British Regulars fired and fled,
How the farmers gave them ball for ball,
From behind each fence and farmyard wall,
Chasing the redcoats down the lane,
Then crossing the fields to emerge again
Under the trees at the turn of the road,
And only pausing to fire and load.
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