Winchester 1892

The .25-20 Winchester, or WCF, is still a very viable small game, fur bearing and trapping cartridge.

It was developed around 1895 for the Winchester Model 1892 lever action rifle. It was based on necking down the .32-20 Winchester.

 In the early 20th century, it was a popular small game and varmint round.

But two years earlier Marlin Firearms Co. had already necked down the .32-20 Winchester, and called it the .25-20 Marlin. It was first chambered in Model 1889 lever action Marlins long before Winchester did the same thing and put their name on the .25-20.

The .25-20 Winchester is sometimes confused with the similarly named .25-20 Single Shot; the two cartridges are markedly different and do not interchange with one another.

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