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This is what I want, except with bigger mags, like 30rd and 60rd. Suppressed too, then it would be .25 acp perfection!
 
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My aunt gave me an old chrome Raven 25. Anytime I'm about to shoot it I see that the ammo costs more than 9mm so I just by 9mm instead and shoot my Sig or HK....
 
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This thread impressed me. So much, that when I saw this 56 year old Baby Browning (made in 1961 per Browning web site) I promptly bought it. Just over $400 out the door at a small local gun shop.
It had just been released from a local estate and brought to the store earlier on the day I bought it.
I haven't shot it yet as it's still winter here. I did pick up a box of PMC ball ammo.
This is my first .25 ACP. I have .22 and .22 magnum rimfire firearms, but this will be my smallest caliber center fire pistol.
I field stripped the Baby Browning, it still has the bluing on the frame/slide rails.
There is a small amount of bluing wear on the front corners of the slide, otherwise it's a very clean example for it's age. It appears it was carried occasionally and fired very infrequently.

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Some nice looking little Mouse Guns you guys have!

I just had this leather pocket holster made for my Bauer 25ACP
 
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'49 CZ "DUO", '43 F.Dusek "DUO" and '50 CZ "Z".



'43 F.Dusek with holster.




 
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GCE61,
Where did you get the pocket holster for your Bauer?
There aren't many choices for Bauer/Baby Brownings.
I was looking at a Lisa K. Hedley holster for my Baby Browning.

http://hedleyholsters.com/index.html



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The .25 ACP certainly isn't going away on my watch. How else would I feed my beloved old Seecamp?
 
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The .25 is very accurate - It isn't going anywhere..
 
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Jeff Cooper told the story of interviewing Hans-Ulrich Rudel, I believe, a WWII Stuka pilot famous for developing innovative tank-busting tactics.

Rudel carried as his personal sidearm a .25cal semi-auto, the make of which I don't remember, and Cooper asked why he chose such a small caliber. He responded, "I have always been an optimist."

I'm not that optimistic, but I understand the logic.


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I was looking at a Lisa K. Hedley holster for my Baby Browning.

http://hedleyholsters.com/index.html

I have one of those for my PSA Baby clone. It's a great holster.

 
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GCE61,
Where did you get the pocket holster for your Bauer?
There aren't many choices for Bauer/Baby Brownings.
I was looking at a Lisa K. Hedley holster for my Baby Browning.

http://hedleyholsters.com/index.html


A fella named David Richardson at MakeItJones made it up for me. Nice guy in the UK, I think it was $41.00 total.
His email is MakeItJones.co.uk@gmail.com
 
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I recently shot a 1940's Baby Browning and it functioned flawlessly for the 30 rds we put through it.

I was able to hit my full sized, IPSC steel target that's 60 yds from my bench with a few rds. Hits resulted in a barely audible "ting".

Still....a Cool little pistol and a real piece of firearms History.
 
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I just saw this thread. I picked up my first pocket gun yesterday. A Beretta Tomcat in 32acp. While not the much maligned 25acp. I do like the little guy.
 
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I just saw this thread. I picked up my first pocket gun yesterday. A Beretta Tomcat in 32acp. While not the much maligned 25acp. I do like the little guy.


Nice pocket gun. I had one but sold it. Not a good idea to dry fire Tomcat without a Snap Cap. I didn't use Snap caps and broke two firing pins on my kitty.


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I have a Beretta 21A in .25. I picked it up about 6 years ago, and at the time I found some Fiocchi .25 ammo at a gunshow for $10/box. I keep my brass, and will someday pick up some dies, and reload for it. As it is, I don't really shoot it enough right now to reload for it. I carried it as a back up until I got my .32 Tomcat. I have some of the Winchester .32 Silvertips for the Tomcat. The problem with the Tomcat is that the frame can crack with "+P" handloads.

As .25's go, I'd like to get a CZ 45, but can get pricey. CZ makes the CZ 92, which is an updated 45, but due to the '68 GCA, can't be imported.
 
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Man does this bring back fond memories!
I got my first .25 was a Raven and despite the zink slide it shot fairly decent if nowhere near the sights.
A few years later I picked up a Beretta 950BS and carried that thing everywhere!
It wowed me with its accuracy, could hit those little 3/4 sized juice bottles at 27yds. reliably, even bought one of those extended 15 shot mags that were on the market a few years ago and found it reliable enough too trust...made that little Jetfire really hum too!


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I just found a nice clean Colt 25 auto with the wood grips at a shop not far from me they wanted 299 for it . I did not buy it yet I thought it wood be gone but its still there. I did buy an old Walther number 4 in 25 auto from the old guy who lived beside me for 10 bucks and got the Manuel with it . I put a gouge in the top of my 1969 Plymouth Road Runner trying to shoot a porcupine with it it . front fender area
 
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I just found a nice clean Colt 25 auto with the wood grips at a shop not far from me they wanted 299 for it . I did not buy it yet I thought it wood be gone but its still there. I did buy an old Walther number 4 in 25 auto from the old guy who lived beside me for 10 bucks and got the Manuel with it . I put a gouge in the top of my 1969 Plymouth Road Runner trying to shoot a
porcupine with it it . front fender area



Wow, $299? What are you waiting for? Most Colts I've seen in average condition sell for almost $600!

I just picked up a Beretta 950BS that looks unfired w/box and papers for $350.


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