GUN help with a colt .25

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  1. nkudahc

    nkudahc New Member

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    so i've got my hands on this this old .25auto that belonged to my grandfather and i would like to shoot it. but i'm thinking it needs cleaned first and i have no idea how to take it apart. any ideas?

    i was hoping to replace the broken grip so if you have any idea where i could pick up a new one that would be great too. the other option someone suggested would be to make a new set of wooden grips which might be kind of fun.

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    thanks dude, pull the slide back and then twist the barrel, i never would have thought of that
     
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    Those are good guns. My grandmother carried one in her purse for quite a few decades.
     
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    dymondboy2f Second place is the first loser.

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    I have two of those style guns. Not colts though.

    Cool ass novelty guns. I wouldn't trust them so much for shooting though. They earned the name "saturday night specials" for a reason.
     
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    so you're saying don't shoot it?
     
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    yea, my grandfather was some kind of a payroll guy or something and he kept this one is his desk at work i believe. i think that would have been in the 1930's thru the 1950's
     
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    dymondboy2f Second place is the first loser.

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    I've shot both of mine under 10 times combined. They're just old, cheapy style guns and I like both my hands better.
     
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    Personally, I might clean it a bit and oil it to protect it from rust but I wouldn't shoot it. Given the sentimental value and the fact that pretty much any Colt is going to become increasingly valuable over the years, I would keep it as a family heirloom rather than a shooter.

    If you do buy replacement grips, make sure to hang on to the originals. Look up some sites on antique firearms. There are many things that can affect the value on an antique gun.
     
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    i got it apart and cleaned it last night with the help from one of the links above. you guys that are telling me not to go shoot it are really bumming me out. i've even got about half a box of ammo for it that my dad has had in a drawer for decades.
     
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    Just saying what I would do if it were mine :).

    And there is some risk involved with firing an antique gun. In all likelyhood it will fire just fine but unless I just really wanted to put rounds through it, I would retire it and enjoy the history behind it.

    I'll admit it, I've been eyeing one of those Beretta pocket .22s as simply a curiosity. Totally obsolete and totally outclassed by competing designs, but it's just so damned neat :hsd:.
     
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    If it helps, I don't see any good reason to believe it would be unsafe to shoot unless there is an obvious physical defect.
     
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    Buzz Killington nunc fortunatus sum

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    Shoot it and enjoy it, it's not a 1911 that was owned by Sergeant York for goodness sakes.

    Also, chances are that the novelty of shooting a tiny .25 will wear off after one or two range trips so you'll satisfy yourself that it works and can then put it away :o
     
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    cool drop gun, bro
     
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    Was your grandfather a riverboat cardsharp or did he play pianny in a saloon?
     
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    Buzz Killington nunc fortunatus sum

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    PS this is not a Saturday Night Special.

    Iver Johnson and H&R made tens of thousands of cheap ass revolvers in the early 20th century. THOSE are Saturday night specials :o
     
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    .25 is a caliber of women and pimps.
    There are a few guns in this caliber, but as a whole, I don't care for them.

    BTW, I would make grips for that gun. Caliber nonwithstanding, it is a family heirloom.
     
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    Buzz Killington nunc fortunatus sum

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    Yeah, but when that was made, it was normal :o Everything is relative.

    .32 used to be normal - would the guys in your department like to carry a .32 Colt New Police?

    Years from now we'll be laughing at 10mm.
     
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    All the hormones in the meat and milk.
    .50 BMG will be the standard.
     
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    I have a colt vest too. 25 is pretty shitty ammo, not as cheap as 22, not as deadly, not as accurate imo. But mine is family too. Been in the family 70+ years, made in 1929. I've shot it a few times, nothing exciting. tolerances aren't awesome, barrel will probably feel slightly loose when all clean.
     
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    Buzz Killington nunc fortunatus sum

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    In for .454 Casull derringer.
     
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    I bought my wife a shitty Locin L25 that is chrome with pink grips kinda as a gag.

    Shittiest gun on the planet and it fires the shittiest round ever made... .25ACP.
     
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    :rofl: is wasting money a hobby of yours? if so, i can PM you my paypal
     

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