colt junior 25 automatic

Discussion in 'Semi-Auto Handguns' started by pawoodsman, May 2, 2012.

  1. pawoodsman

    pawoodsman New Member

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    I have what I believe is a Colt Junior 25 Automatic. It does not include the box and only one clip.. I'm no expert but probably 90%. SN is OD 1044xx. Manufactured in 1972 or 1973 I believe in Spain Astra?. I had thought about selling it and had an offer from one of the guy at my local gun shop. He said $150 at the most. I think I see these on the WEB gun auction sites for a bit more. Am I missing something?
     

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  2. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    It is a colt junior. Your manufacture date is wrong.
    Real question is does it have a rebounding firing pin?
    It's worth about $300 so the ffl's offer wasn't far off leaving room for profit.
     

  3. hiwall

    hiwall Well-Known Member

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    A friend just bought one for $200 w/2 box shells. So the $150 offer is about right. I've heard these newer ones were actually made by Colt but I have never bothered to look it up to see if thats true.
     
  4. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    They were discontinued in 1968 and recalled in 1980.
     
  5. hiwall

    hiwall Well-Known Member

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    pawoodsman it looks like yours was made in 1973(last year of production). In 1968 they could no longer import these pistols so started to manufacture them here(I think).
     
  6. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    Then it wasn't made by astra.
     
  7. ToddJ

    ToddJ New Member

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    How do you remove the firing pin on a Colt 25 Junior

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  8. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    ToddJ - May I suggest that you open a new thread.

    This one was last answered in 2012 and could be called a zombie thread.

    Now to try and answer your question. The firing pin does not normally come out. The diagram makes it look like P/N 3 does double duty of extractor and firing pin holder. I would not advise you to work on it if you have limited experience.
    http://www.coltparts.com/pt_junior.html
     
  9. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Dan- close, not quite. Remove bbl, remove slide. Remove extractor pin, allowing you to remove extractor and extractor spring. Under the spring is firing pin retaining pin. part 6 in illustration HERE: http://www.gunpartscorp.com/Manufacturers/Colt-33188/AutoPistols-35748/Junior-34902.htm

    That will allow removal of firing pin and FP spring. Would NOT remove unless replacing. If it needs cleaning flush the FP channel with spray cleaner, lube lightly.
     
  10. ToddJ

    ToddJ New Member

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    Thanks for the reply and link....already removed and new one ordered

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  11. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    Thank You C3shooter! ToddJ, Sorry, I thought based on the what I could make out on that diagram.
     
  12. jmed

    jmed New Member

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    ToddJ

    I know it's been over 2 years, but is there any way you could make a quick video on how to remove the firing pin? Maybe on YouTube? I am stuck and can't figure it out.
     
  13. byxlaw

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    Me too know it is a zombie thread, but Colt still honors the [firing pin] recall. Cost: shipping their way. Done my '68 vintage earlier this year. 2 or 3 weeks turnaround.