GUN Found some guns in my late dad's belongings..

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  1. Matt2000ss

    Matt2000ss OT Supporter

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    Anyone know anything about them?

    One says "Colt Single Action Buntline Scout .22LR"

    Another says "Colt Automatic Calibre 25"

    Last one is a .22 rifle "Ranger 101-16"
     
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    1) .22 revolver - could be fun, i guess
    2) .25 ftl
    3) could be a good tack driver. made by sears
     
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    Thunderbear Yggdrasil's Forester.

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    Of all the way to get guns, that one's the worst. Sorry to hear about that, man.
     
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    That's how my collection started. :hs:
     
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    kellyclan She only loves you when she's drunk.

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    The Colt Automatic is a Colt 1908 Vest Pocket Pistol. I have one. For their time, they were pretty hot shit in a tiny package, and of course they're still impressive examples of engineering, but these days, we're packing .32 or even .380 calibers into similar sized guns, so the .25 caliber isn't very popular.

    Be aware, the firing pin on the 1908 also acts as an extractor, so if you need to clear the chamber, you should drop the magazine, and then slowly rack the slide to eject any live rounds in the chamber. Quickly racking the slide on a loaded chamber, as you would do with most guns, could fire the round.
     
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    Thanks. He wasnt really a gun guy so I was surprised to find these amongst old stuff.

    Thansk for the info guys. I'll see if i can get these things cleaned up.
     

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