Hello and thank you to all for the reply.
I thought you passed on the 25-20 because you knew a bottle necked, rimmed cartridge, are hideously hard to load...
Hello John Roberts,
And all these years I thought a rimmed cartridge instead of a rimless one was far more functional in a break-open rifle. What a dummy!
Nice toy, but you really did error in not chambering it in .25-20. Superb work by Michael, regardless.
No error, I've seen severl 25-20 Double Rifles over the years, and I didn't want to repeat that chambering. I wanted a DR that was truly a one-of-a-kind. The 25acp is NOT rimless - it is semi-rimmed and works great.
Happy to see that you spent the extra $$ for the flip up moon sight. That will really help when spotlighting critters. Every Dangerous Game double rifle should be so equipped.
Hello Brittany Man,
Yes, the moon sight was required in case you had to follow a wonded creature into dark cover.
One exception, the British .297/.250 Rook also uses .250 or .251 diameter bullets . I believe Holland and Holland built at Least one Royal SLE double in that calibre.
They made a number of double rifles in .295 Rook, including the one in the last Holts which unfortunately King Umberto of Italy did not have to hand when his assassin came calling.
I have several Martini rifles in .297/.250 Rook caliber, and I reload that cartridge. That cartridge is much bigger than the 25acp. I wanted a "very small" centerfire cartridge that no one has ever used before.
....I am curious though, where did you source the correct tubes? The ACP is a true quarter-bore at .250"....
Purely a guess. The picture of the breech has the appearance as though the barrels have been lined. If so, that may be a T.J.'s liner?
As listed in the specifications, the barrels are Lothar Walther. The barrels have NOT been lined. The barrel blanks weighed 5 pounds, 3 ounces, each when received. They were turned down and mon-blocked into the action.
Finished weight of the rifle is 6 pounds, 11 ounces.