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Old 07-21-2013, 02:57 PM   #1
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Can anyone give me some info on this pistol


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Old 07-21-2013, 03:14 PM   #2
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The Liberty Mdl. 1914 .32 caliber pistol "Ruby" type. Made in Eibar. These basque produced pistols by Hermanos Bros. were also used by the French Miliatary during WWI. They have very little value on the collectors market.


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This is stamped 1924 and its a .25; does that make any difference?
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Default Wall hanger...........

Other than shooting someone point blank an maybe killing the person, it was only a deterant to would be robbers, or used by the robbers to thoughs that didn't have bigger side arms.................You just have soon as used a cap gun..................
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Put that one up for display.

I would not want to shoot a firearm that old.
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I had a Ruby for a while. I completely redid it. It was a good reliable pocket pistol by the time I was done with it. I carried it as a backup for about a year before I sold it off.
Not much more than a step up from a knife.
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Liberty made many "Budget" handguns around the turn of the 20th century. The name was revived in the 1960s and it was used to market revolvers. These guns were often produced with questionable metal treating.
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The Liberty Mdl. 1914 .32 caliber pistol "Ruby" type. Made in Eibar. These basque produced pistols by Hermanos Bros. were also used by the French Miliatary during WWI. They have very little value on the collectors market.
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This is stamped 1924 and its a .25; does that make any difference?
I agree - the second picture looks like - "CAL 25"

I'm certainly no expert, but I really think that means its a .25 caliber.

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Euro .25 Cal. Pistols were marked 6.35 MM.
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Euro .25 Cal. Pistols were marked 6.35 MM.
So... It's mismarked to .25 caliber? I'm confused.


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