25 cal Armi Galesi

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  1. Gen4zk

    Gen4zk

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    Anyone ever seen or heard of this old
    25 cal Armi Galesi? wm_1703779.jpg
     
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    Streetking NRA Instructor, Certified Pistol

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    Never have. I have had many 25s when I was younger. The small caliber is interesting to me. Does it shoot?
     
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    The one I had did. It would jam every few shots. When It was looking bad when I bought it. I took it apart and it looked like it had never been clean. I think it was 1966.
     
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    Yes

    They are junk.
     
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    It was okay for a pocket pistol but the casings wouldn't eject right. I couldn't find bullets for it.
     
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    Saturday night specials for sure

    Poor quality
     
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    Yeah.. I couldn't even sale it. So I gave it to a friend lol.
     
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  9. RogerWilco

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    I have one. It was given to my father when I was a kid. Mine has never jammed, albeit it has been shot by us very little over the years. A spring kit was purchased for it through Numrich Arms for about a dollar when it was first received, but no extra mags were available, not that anyone would really need a bunch of them.
    I've seen firearms of much poorer quality than this although it definitely isn't top shelf. I'm scheduled to introduce someone to shooting this next weekend: think I might put a few rounds through it just for fun. They are dead-on-ball-accurate at about 38 inches......
     
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    The only reason the 25ACP exists was because John Browning could not get his small semiautos to work with the 22LR.
     
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    Thanks for the link! As I recall, it took me a good hour to figure out how to disassemble my father's pistol. Of course I was only ten or so, but that sheet would have been really helpful at the time.
    Everyone needs at least one Saturday Night Special, and this one is mine. And compared to a High Point it is downright elegant.
     
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    Ive got two of them, one that is the twin of your pictured one.
    Both are POS. One was thrown in on a trade, the other was given to me. Ive been hoping that some local group will offer to buy them so as to "Get them off the street"...
     
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    The Jennings and Brycos of the world may be slightly worse quality, but it’s close.
     
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    I have a funny story about this gun. I was working in a gun shop in Texas, and this thug comes in to look at guns. I happened to be standing by the used handgun case.
    Thug: "What's yo cheapest gat?"
    Me: "This little gun right here." (pulling it out)
    Thug: "How much?"
    Me: "$99"
    Thug: "You gots ammo fo dat?"
    Me: "No, we actually don't."
    Thug: "What's yo next cheapest?"
    Me: "This right here, $129."(pulling out a Jennings .380)
    Thug: "Dat come wit ammo?"
    Me: "No, it doesn't, you buy that separately."
    Thug: "How bout dis? I rent dat gat and buy 8 bullets, den return it to you?"
    Me: "Get the F out of the store." (putting my hand on my holstered Hi Power)

    He left. You couldn't find a better example of someone about to commit pre-meditated murder. Yes, I did call the police.
     
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    I dunno, mine has always gone "bang," ejected the empty case and chambered a new round when the trigger is tripped. Now, I'm not sure whether or not the bullet is keyholng, for instance, but it spits out of the barrel. For my money, which has admittedly been limited to about one dollar, it has been suitable for reducing the very powerful .25 ACP cartridge to its's separate components.

    Perhaps the intense heat generated from the cartridges has successfully heat treated the steel or something. The fit, at least on mine, really isn't that loose for some reason. I suspect that throughout it's life it has been shot extremely little, though.

    No experience with actually firing a Jennings but for some reason people show up with old Brycos on occasion: truly horrible little things that have been shown to be completely unreliable, with most of them being broken. It seems to me that one in particular was stamped either "Jennings Bryco" or "Bryco Jennings."
     
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    Did you have ammo for the Hi Power? :supergrin:
     
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    14 in the gun, and two 20rd spares.:supergrin:
     
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    Wow, that’s nuts
     
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    The 15 round mec-gar mags work very well in the Hi-power.
     
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    My Dad had a small but solidly built little German Ortgies (spelling?) given to him by his brother.

    The gun had a history, a thief held my uncle up at gunpoint and pulled the trigger. Nothing apparent happened, POS shot again, nothing, dropped the gun and ran. First slug lodged in the middle of the bore, second slug put a "ring" in the barrel.

    I shot it a few times, worked for me, heavy trigger pull in a tiny gun. Sold it for my Dad when he was about 90 or so. Don
     
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