My Little Old .25 Pistol

Discussion in 'Curio & Relic Discussion' started by priell3, Oct 10, 2011.

  1. priell3

    priell3 New Member

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    This was a "hand me down". I had it put away for several years and finally got around to shooting it a few months ago, probably for the first time since at least WW II. Shoots fairly well though it has some trouble feeding rounds. More polishing should help that.

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  2. orangello

    orangello New Member

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    Cool old pistol!
    (you may need to move the target to the left) ;)
     

  3. Dino1

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    Looks strikingly similar to my 1908 Colt Vest Pocket. :)

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  4. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    Edit by mod- Quoted SPAM removed. Trip- toss a quarter in the wishing well. C3
    I almost hope you get banned.
     
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  5. KABAR2

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    Spain had an interesting patent law on the books in the early 1900's you could get a patent for 2 or 3 years if you built a factory and manufactured the item in spain your patent was sound, if you did not build the factory and manufacture in spain anyone could use your design and build guns like yours... that is why we see so many copies of Colt / Smith&Wesson revolvers C96 mauser browning automatics.... after the 2 or 3 years were up it was anyones game....

    nice little 25 auto, you are jerking the trigger though... low and to the left.....
     
  6. neilage66

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    Neat. Is there a backstory?

    Is it keyholing? The target makes it look that way.


    Mace In Spain...ouch! ;)

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  7. trip286

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    My mistake on that, wont happen again.
     
  8. Dino1

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    At first, I thought that may be due to having a grip safety on such a little pistol, but now I see the spanish version doesn't have one.
     
  9. Gun_Shy

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    "Danton" was a name used by Spanish gunmakers "Garate, Anitua y Cia" (GN)and "Gabilando y Cia / Gabilando y Uresti" (GU; better known several name changes later as "Llama") back in the 1920s, up to about 1930. The "Made in Spain" stamp dates it to 1923 or later. They made these in both vestpocket pistol .25 and larger .32 versions. You may find manufacturer initials on the pistol (the barrel, butt, and left or right tang are common spots) that will show who actually made this.

    There may be proof marks on the pistol that will date it more closely -- Spanish/Eibar pistols began using a manufacturing year code stamp in 1927 (although it was not universally used for several years).

    The "GC" monogram on the grips suggest this is from "Gabilando y Cia" but grips are too easily changed to be reliable, especially with these Eibar vestpocket pistols.

    Bill

     
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