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.25 Short
Type Revolver
Place of origin United States
Production history
Produced 1860–1920[1]
Specifications
Bullet diameter .245–.246 in (6.2–6.2 mm)
Neck diameter .245 in (6.2 mm)
Shoulder diameter .245 in (6.2 mm)
Base diameter .245 in (6.2 mm)
Rim diameter .290 in (7.4 mm)
Case length .468 in (11.9 mm)
Overall length .780 in (19.8 mm)
Primer type rimfire
Ballistic performance
Bullet weight/type Velocity Energy
43 gr (3 g) 750 ft/s (230 m/s) 53 ft·lbf (72 J)
Source(s): Barnes & Amber 1972

The .25 Short (also called the .25 Bacon & Bliss) is a .25 in (6.35 mm) American rimfire handgun cartridge.

Introduced for the F. D. Bliss revolver in 1860,[1] it was also available in a number of other inexpensive weapons of the period.[1] It was never offered as a rifle caliber.[1]

With a 43 gr (2.8 g; 0.098 oz) outside lubricated bullet over 5 gr (0.32 g; 0.011 oz) of black powder, it is similar in appearance to the .22 Short.[1] Its power is comparable to the black powder loadings of the .22 Long Rifle.[1] It was available from both Remington and Winchester.[1]

The round continued to be commercially available until 1920, but is now considered a collectible.[1]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 Barnes, p.276, ".25 Short".

NotesEdit

  • Barnes, Frank C., ed. by John T. Amber. ".25 Short", in Cartridges of the World, pp.276, 282, & 283. Northfield, IL: DBI Books, 1972. ISBN 0-695-80326-3.

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