unknown vest pocket .25

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    unknown vest pocket .25

    hi everyone im new here, need some help figuring out what this vest pocket .25 is and where it came from..

    not sure on make or model, no markings except a few asian markings before the 4 digit serial number. some kind of import im sure, but if you know anything and would like to share some info with me it would be greatly appreciated.

    this gun has a 5+1 capacity, and locks open when mag is empty. (only .25 pistol i know of that will do that)


    (will post pictures shortly)

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    heres a few pictures, tell me what you think.

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    asian markings right before the serial number

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    Sure is a close clone of the baby Colt, but the mag windows are different and very distinctive. Any other markings, such as on the barrel?
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    not that i can see, im going to take it apart again and make sure.a few of the trigger parts on the inside of the grips had random numbers in different spots. but ill see if i can find anything else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gasmitty View Post
    Sure is a close clone of the baby Colt, but the mag windows are different and very distinctive. Any other markings, such as on the barrel?
    I agree looks very close to the Model 1908 Colt Vest Pocket pistol.

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    that's cool.
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    Looks much like an Astra Model 1916 except for the straight grasping grooves on the slide. There's a photograph of an Astra in a mouse trap in this link.

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    Could be some other tiny Spanish manufacturer of Browning patent .25 automatics.
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    Looks somewhat like a Spanish Knockoff of a Colt 1908. The magazine looks more European to me. Might be a Astra, Star, or a FN variant like this one in the Link below:
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    I'd say Astra too. My grandmother has one from back in the day that looks a lot like that. Even the weird markings.

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    an astra with the asian markings? i thought they were a spanish manufacturer..

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    Quote Originally Posted by jiffyl View Post
    an astra with the asian markings? i thought they were a spanish manufacturer..
    It's possible since Astra did move its manufacturing to Asia for a time around the 30's. There are Astra firearms with Japanese script that translates to "made in Japan". I'm not sure which particular models were made there though.

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