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Old 10-24-2011, 01:38 PM   #11
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I hereby nominate c3 shooter as the forum historian. His knowledge of firearm facts and lore needs to be officially recognized. The title Historian should be added to the title of Moderator.

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Old 10-24-2011, 02:11 PM   #12
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I hereby nominate c3 shooter as the forum historian. His knowledge of firearm facts and lore needs to be officially recognized. The title Historian should be added to the title of Moderator.
His knowledge is incredible, isn't it?
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Old 10-24-2011, 02:59 PM   #13
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I hereby nominate c3 shooter as the forum historian. His knowledge of firearm facts and lore needs to be officially recognized. The title Historian should be added to the title of Moderator.
Couldn't agree more!
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Nice pistol, it is always a good feeling when your next in line to hold a family heirloom and one day pass it along to someone else who will cherish it.

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My wife has a Raven 25. Has always gone bang when I pulled the trigger. I would not hesitate to use as a pocket carry back up, but the safety seems to be too easy to put off & on. I'd never know if it was off or on when I drew it.

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Could anyone explain the serial number format for raven? I want to know the year that it was manufactured. Btw, I got up early today and put a few rounds thru this gun and it fired nicely.

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WOC- it is .25 ACP. .25 ACP - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


To the OP- As far as the Raven, depite the inexpensive manufacturing, they actually scored high on reliability of shooting WHEN SCORED AGAINST OTHER VEST POCKET .25s. One of my Baby Hammerless .22 revolvers (22 short, 1 inch bbl, not heavy enuff to be good paperweight) belonged to Step-mom's grandmother- in her days as a Dance Hall girl. Like your Raven, the family history makes it priceless to me.

The ORIGINAL Saturday Night Special was the receiver of a breech loading rifle (Hall's breech loader). Reciever could be detached from barrel, and carried as a crude handgun when the troops went into town on Saturday night.

Inexpensive handguns, frequently of European origin, got stuck with that name. Among the lowest were the Rohm or RG revolvers, and one brand called Rosco. Yeah, that is where term originated.
Not to hi-jack the thread but you're wrong. The term has it's base in racism as shown here:
The Racist Origins of the Term "Saturday Night Special" | SaturdayNightSpecial.org
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