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Old 01-17-2010, 01:21 AM   #11
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The Winchester model 68 was produced before the gun control act of 1968 that stated ALL guns must have a serial number. Before 1968 most manufacture produced lower end guns without numbers. They werent used a military trainers according to any book I have ever seen. The were produced with these peep sights, the sling was a previous owners addition. These are above average lower end 22 rifle. As for the favorite, 25 rimfire was a common chambering years ago. As stated it was late 40's the last time ammo was produced. I find loose rounds about every gun show and buy them for an average 25 cents apiece. An above poster was a little high on his estimates from my experence on both gun and ammo. Most favorite 25's sell for $300 to $800 depending on condition. The ammo is what ever the market will bear. An empty box MAY have been sold on ebay however that is because it was a very rare box not because of the caliber. One empty 22 lr box ACTUALLY sold for $185 last year. As you know 22 lr boxes loaded dont sell for more than a couple bucks, it was the rarity of the box that made that particular box valuable. The 25 Stevens round shot a 65 grain bullet at a muzzle velocity of 1180 fps.

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FWIW, there was a .25 Stevens RF SHORT and a long. The short went out of production in 1951, the long in 1960. (Source- US Cartridges, Chas. Suydam) I THINK the last production runs were Dominion in Canada. BTW, if you think finding THESE is hopeless, there was another .25 RF that does not interchange with the Stevens- the .25 Bacon and Bliss. I have one round. Made from 1861-1910.

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FWIW, there was a .25 Stevens RF SHORT and a long. The short went out of production in 1951, the long in 1960. (Source- US Cartridges, Chas. Suydam) I THINK the last production runs were Dominion in Canada. BTW, if you think finding THESE is hopeless, there was another .25 RF that does not interchange with the Stevens- the .25 Bacon and Bliss. I have one round. Made from 1861-1910.

.25 Bacon, is the other .75 Sausage? Get me the eggs! I'll have Bliss.
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This thread is 2 years old.........

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