32-20 vs 25-20, reline vs rebore....

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32-20 vs 25-20, reline vs rebore....

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I have a 25-20 that needs to be relined or rebored. It's gorgeous but I don't collect rifles so it needs to pull it's weight to
stay in the safe....

Any thoughts?
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I relined my 92 25-20 and now it shoots. My gunsmith preserved the crown by using a deep bore reamer from the breech end. Great job.
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The price is comparable and even though the gun is gorgeous and looks new the "collector" value is diminished because of the restoration.

I have no experience with 32-20 but see where people say it's easy to get to shoot where I and other have troubles and tribulations with
25-20 not being as easy to work with....

Plus was wondering liner vs reboring.

Taylor Machine isn't quite back up yet so I still have a couple months to ponder...

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What is the cost difference between the two processes?
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dwostler wrote: Mon Mar 22, 2021 5:01 am What is the cost difference between the two processes?
Dennis
$500 +/- sans shipping.... close enough that it's a quandary.... ;)

I don't load 32-20 but have a bunch of brass to turn into 25-20.

I load 25-20 but it's a pitb.
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cedestech wrote: Mon Mar 22, 2021 6:08 am
dwostler wrote: Mon Mar 22, 2021 5:01 am What is the cost difference between the two processes?
Dennis
$500 +/- sans shipping.... close enough that it's a quandary.... ;)

I don't load 32-20 but have a bunch of brass to turn into 25-20.

I load 25-20 but it's a pitb.
Do you have a source for the barrel rebore?
I’m thinking of doing this, you can PM me if better.
Thanks, Dennis
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