Illustrations by JOHN F. FINNEGAN Text by LUDWIG OLSON
When the Remington Model 25 slide-action repeating rifle was introduced in 1923, its manufacturer stated: "Sportsmen, trappers and farmers will be quick to appreciate the great range of usefulness offered by this new Remington rifle. Just the rifle for real sport, and for use in extermination of pests. Just the rifle for the trap line, too."
Based on the patents of arms designers John D. Pcdersen and Crawford C. Loomis. the Model 25 was offered in two center-fire chamberings: .25-20
1 Before disassembling the rifle, make sure it is unloaded. Slide fore-end (9) to the rear and forward to cock action. Then, unscrew takedown screw and pull out from receiver assembly (27) as far as possible. Remove stock (28) and guard assembly (14) from receiver.
Winchester and .32-20 Winchester. It provided more power than a rifle in cal. .22 rimfire, and was suitable for hunting larger varmints such as coyote and fox.
In basic design and general appearance, the Model 25 is similar to the Remington Model 12 and Model 14 slide-action rifles. Its trim compact action is closed at the rear and has a concealed hammer. A single locking lug integral with the breechblock engages a shoulder in the upper part of the receiver just behind the barrel. When the fore-end is slid back, the front end of the breechblock is tilted downward to unlocked position by cam action. Fired cases are ejected through a port in the right side of the receiver.
2 Slide fore-end rearward until breechblock assembly (4) protrudes from rear of receiver. Lift rear end of breechblock upward and slide fore-end forward. This will separate action bar assembly (1) from breechblock. Remove breechblock assembly from receiver.
Rifle and carbine versions of the Model 25 were offered. The No. 25A Standard Grade rifle features a 24" barrel fitted with open sights, American walnut stock with half-pistol grip, and a rifle-style steel buttplate. The grooved fore-end is also American walnut. Weight of the rifle is about 5Vz lbs.
The No. 25R carbine version has an 18" barrel and a straight-grip stock. It was described by the manufacturer as "an excellent arm for saddle and automobile use. Light, compact—quick and easy to handle."
There were also higher grades of the Model 25 rifle with checkered grip and fore-end of selected walnut, engraving on action and barrel, and hand-polished working parts. The highest grade was the No. 25F Premier.
Although the Model 25 was nicely made and performed well, it was only moderately popular and was discontinued in 1936. E
3 Unscrew magazine plug screw (18).
Remove magazine plug (17) from front end of magazine tube (22). Also remove magazine follower (16) and magazine spring (21). Disassemble magazine spring from magazine plug and follower.
4 Slide fore-end rearward to receiver.
Unscrew both fore-end locking screws (11). Then, unscrew both fore-end screws (10). Slide loosened fore-end forward to clear magazine connector (15). Unscrew exposed magazine screw (20) nearest fore-end. Turn out magazine tube, pull through magazine rings (19), and remove from gun. Slide fore-end off.
5 Slide action bar assembly fully forward, and unscrew magazine screw in magazine connector. Turn off magazine connector, and remove from action bar. Unscrew cartridge stop screw (8). Remove cartridge stop (7) from side of receiver. Cartridge stop can be removed only with action bar forward.
6 Pull action bar assembly rearward until bar can be disassembled from receiver. Lift action bar cover (2) from barrel.
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