I have to laugh at the first experience I had regarding the 25 acp. My brother and I were in a local mom and pop sporting good store waiting for the lady behind the counter to help us. We were waiting on a guy standing at the counter asking questions about the .25 auto he was about to buy. Being frustrated by the line that was rapidly growing, another customer standing further back in the line spoke up, "If you buy that little pistol you will have to file the front sight off!" Curious as to his comment, we all, including the buyer, turned to listen what he had to say. "That's so when you shoot someone and he takes it from you and sticks it up your behind, it won't hurt so bad pulling it back out!" I guess that didn't stop me from eventually buying one, in fact at one time I owned three. The one remaining is a Baby Browning which shoots really sweet - and no, I haven't filed off the front sight!
On the 1st I dropped off eight donor magazine bodies at the Wire EDM shop to be cut.
On the 3rd I picked up the cut bodies fo ra total cost of $200 for the work, which is $100 less than the estimate.
Next is to get the parts welded into four long bodies to fit my .25ACP RugerStandard Auto MKII Pistol.
My Converted .25ACP Ruger Standard Auto MKII Pistol is decidedly NOT a "Pocket Pistol" as as I understand them. it has a 8-1/8 inch long barrel, measured from breech face to muzzle, and a full hand length grip area.
But it was NOT Intended to be carried 'concealed', it is intended for a holster or gun bag carry.
Making a magazine to fit it is turning out to be a series of delays followed by waiting periods.
GLad you posted that picture....was also one of the very few pistols chambered for the .22Long.Was easier than making a .22shortmag,and the grip length wasn't large enough for .22LR,so they made some in .22Long.
Mine is the Walther Model 2. I bought it simply to have an old historical piece. I tried to get it dated but Walther told me that the records for it were destroyed in WW1. It shoots but most of the time it wont eject the brass because the hard mounted ejector rod has worn down too far from use. I bought it in the late 90s.
I've actually thought about using the 25acp as a "22lr replacement" I bet it would be a nice little 16" rifle, and fairly inexpensive to reload. I abandoned the idea when I figured the 22 Hornet (and several others) would be a better "replacement".
I bought a Raven for $25.00 many years ago barrel had no rifling 7 yard groups were a pattern not a group. It was tossed into the gun safe and forgotten about. A few years ago I found it and cleaned it up and found the bore was completely fouled with lead and copper and the bore was in really good shape. It is now reasonably accurate and has never malfunctioned-horrible trigger also have a Phoenix Arms .25acp that is accurate and never malfunctioned. I don't think I would ever want to carry either for self defense as a modern polymer .380 is about the same size and lighter, and a sub compact 9mm isn't that much bigger.
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