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Old 10-24-2011, 08:51 PM   #1
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My dad gave this to me over the weekend . he says he has owned it for 40+ yrs , Took her out and gave her a couple rounds over the weekend it was very dirty and Im guessing probably never cleaned or lubed , First shot at 7 yards shot about 16" to the left of where I was aiming , it ejected fine but wouldnt chamber the next round I eject it and the next and got another to chamber shot again and it was about 1" from the first one same deal jammed again . not terrible and more accurate than I would have thought for a .25 . Finally found some direction on the net about taking it down because I couldnt not figure it out for the life of me how , tore it down and cleaned it up good and relubed , So hoping that it will work proper again when I go out .
Nice little gun Im guessing its from the later part of the 50's , it has a little bit of rust on one side of it anyone have a good remedy for that without removing the bluing ?





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Some folks recommend Kroil and steel or bronze wool.
I've discovered that a cardboard disc attached to a dremel makes a great cleaner but I have no idea how this would do on bluing.

Does it still shoot 16" off from POA? Are there even any sights on that thing?
I dig it. That's a cool gun.



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Regarding the feeding problems, it is probably either the magazine or you will find that it will probably only eat ball FMJ ammunition.
If you only have one magazine you might also want to find a second new magazine to test it out. Having two is a good idea anyway.
Numrich Gun Parts might be a good place to start your search.

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Regarding the feeding problems, it is probably either the magazine or you will find that it will probably only eat ball FMJ ammunition.
If you only have one magazine you might also want to find a second new magazine to test it out. Having two is a good idea anyway.
Numrich Gun Parts might be a good place to start your search.

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I just had some old old federal .25 auto FMJ that I tried they came with the gun , Any chances that there is something wrong with the ammo ? Guess i wont know until I take it out and shoot it again, Looked at Numrich and they dont carry the 5 shot .25 magazine
other problem is I have no clue what model this one is its one of the oddball non stamped model number ones
Its not going to be a regular shooter but I would like it to operate right
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Some folks recommend Kroil and steel or bronze wool.
I've discovered that a cardboard disc attached to a dremel makes a great cleaner but I have no idea how this would do on bluing.

Does it still shoot 16" off from POA? Are there even any sights on that thing?
I dig it. That's a cool gun.
well kind of it has a milled groove in the top of the slide and a tiny little milled front sight
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Back when my wife bought her .25 Raven, theory was that oil/grease could be bad. Hoppes used to market a teflon powder in a little squirt bottle with a long needle sized spout. That's all that we used in it. It had set up probably 25+ years since the last time I shot it, when I got it out last year to try it. Never missed a beat! I do need to go on the net & see if I can find out how to field strip it so I can give it a good cleaning.

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Those are 7 inch pistols not 7 yards.

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Those are 7 inch pistols not 7 yards.
I know , I know but thats where I had been standing with my 9mm so I figured why not , Like I said I was more than impressed that I even hit the target with it on a 24" wide target and even grouped 2 shots together I figured that thing would have been all over the place
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I did get it cleaned up and it fired flawlessly , neat little gun for sure I shot it at about 5 yards and it was within 2-3" if where I was aiming every shot .

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For rust clean up, light oil, coarse cloth, rub. KROIL is great if you can get some- but any light oil will work. For heavier rust, bronze wool or a COPPER pot scrubber and light oil, followed by oil and coarse cloth. Dremel and guns usually a bad mix.

Re: sights- these little pistols are for use with a two handed stance.


One hand holds pistol, the other holds shoulder of your opponent.



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