|Place of origin||United States|
|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)|
|Source(s): Barnes & Amber 1972|
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. Its power is comparable to the black powder loadings of the .22 Long Rifle. It was available from both Remington and Winchester.
The round continued to be commercially available until 1920, but is now considered a collectible.
- 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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