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shell casing slightly larger than .22 cal?
Posted by: Aarong81
Date: January 15, 2012 06:01PM
I have dug alot of shell casings but this one caught my eye as I was about to toss it out. There was another .22 cal shell casing next to it and it was obvious that they were different sizes. Has anyone seen a bullet so close to this popular cal and yet slightly larger than a .22? I inserted the .22 shell casing inside the larger one to show the difference in size better. It has no apparent head stamp.




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Re: shell casing slightly larger than .22 cal?
Posted by: Larry (IL)
Date: January 15, 2012 07:15PM
.25 ACP handguns are pretty popular.



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Re: shell casing slightly larger than .22 cal?
Posted by: BMRockford
Date: January 15, 2012 07:32PM
.25 ACP

Re: shell casing slightly larger than .22 cal?
Posted by: robertl1
Date: January 15, 2012 07:48PM
It's a 25 rimfire, 25 acp were rimless centerfire cartridges. there was also a 32 rimfire popular at one time. Bottom photo you can see at 4 O clock the dint from the firing pin on the rim.

Re: shell casing slightly larger than .22 cal?
Posted by: starvin
Date: January 15, 2012 10:05PM
The empty you found is a 22 special. Another rimfire like the 22 long rifle you have found, only a lot larger.

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Re: shell casing slightly larger than .22 cal?
Posted by: Aarong81
Date: January 15, 2012 10:55PM
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starvin
The empty you found is a 22 special. Another rimfire like the 22 long rifle you have found, only a lot larger.

Does a 22 special have a larger cal bullet than a .22 long rifle? This casing is larger than .22 but only slightly, and I doubt that size difference would make it a .25 cal. There seems to be high votes on .25 cal so far though, so now its a debate. I love a good debate! lol....so far I'm leaning towards '22 special' only because it seems SO close to .22 Cal.

And yes, this is a rimfire casing. I found a larger rimfire, presumbly pistol, casing in the same area and it was probably between .25 to .30 Cal. Those are more common to find but I only posted this one because I havn't seen anything like it before.

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Re: shell casing slightly larger than .22 cal?
Posted by: Aarong81
Date: January 16, 2012 01:55AM
Here is a photo of .56-50 Rimfire Spencer case on left, .25 Stevens RF, .32 Long RF, and 3 variations of .22 RFs

It is definately not the same as the .25 Stevens rimfire but the Cal does look the same compared to the .22's pictured. Can someone post a photo of a .25 rimfire that has the same length as a .22 longrifle? The one I found is shorter than the .25 Stevens in this picture.




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Re: shell casing slightly larger than .22 cal?
Posted by: Aarong81
Date: January 16, 2012 02:02AM
I think I figured out what the casing is. I believe it is a .25 Stevens Short rimfire. Here is an auction webpage with BOTH long and short versions in the listing. I am almost certain the short matches what I found.

http://www.gunauction.com/search/displayitem.cfm?itemnum=8330683




Re: shell casing slightly larger than .22 cal?
Posted by: Jayong63
Date: January 19, 2012 07:39PM
Definitely not .25 ACP as that would be a center fire cartridge with a primer in it.

Re: shell casing slightly larger than .22 cal?
Posted by: Pops
Date: January 25, 2012 09:11AM
The .22 in a calibre designation refers to the bullet diameter so a .22 rimfire, .22 special and .22 mag are all the same size diameter wise. The difference would be the length of the bullet and amount of powder behind it. The casing would definately not be a .22 calibre but to me looks too small for the .32. I think you nailed it as a type of .25 calibre.

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Re: shell casing slightly larger than .22 cal?
Posted by: Aarong81
Date: January 25, 2012 03:01PM
I think so too, I looked for a long time and cannot find a single photo that has the two shell casings next to each other for size reference. After all these years of both casings coexisting together I would think more people would have reason to stress the importance of NOT using a .22 LR in a .25 Stevens rifle......by mistake of course. :yikes:

The photo I posted with a penny in the pic shows a .25 Stevens Long which is the closest one to the penny, if only you imagine that as a Short and next to the .22 Long Rifle(the longer silver colored casing) it would match the sizes in the original pic I posted.