Re: Savage Sporter 23B .25/20
At home is a 1970's or so reprint of the Stoeger publication from 1939 that later became the Shooters Bible series. Therein I will look for the non-stnd sight manuf. and may find Mossberg. Mossberg did outfit their 22's with glass so maybe thats a good lead. Said pub has lots of Lyman and Marbles stuff ETC. and is a joy to use as research and in the gunshow backpack.
Located a proper rear sight from an older gunsmith in Freeport Me. and sent payment today. He asked if it was the straight dovetail (it is) or if D.T. and one or two screws aft of the D.T so maybe he knows of variations. Someone told me it used the Savage 99 rear sight.
I enjoy casting wheelwts for all my classics and was gonna tool up for the 25-20 with a Lyman cast system, but perhaps will start with the 60 gr SPFN factory bullet in a handload from Hornady and see how it groups. have lots of recipes from NRA and Handloader/ Rifle etc. Any idea of the twist rate? (Or i'll get the borebrush, cleaning rod, and measuring stick out) Is fast enough for the longer 86 gr bullets?
I see this cart as the "first dedicated varmint" cart and apply as a up-to-100 yd chuck and crow gun.