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Mint .25 cal Colt junior Pocket pistol.. Is it worth buying?

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by MSims, Aug 7, 2012.

  1. MSims

    MSims

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    So ran into a pawn shop and this .25 cal Colt junior just jumped at me out of hundreds of guns and said take me home... Just had a tiny wear on the muzzle the rest is in mint condition like brand new from colt... Doesnt have the original box... One mag and a colt holster in tan... He was asking $450 and got him down to $400 but wouldnt go lower... This reminds me of the Colt hammerless 1908 pocket pistol... But this one seemed nicer... I would keep it as a collectors piece if its considered a collectors piece and carry it and use it as a backup to my glock 30... What do you guys think? Worth it or not? And is .25 cal a good round?

    This is not the one for sale just a pic of what it looks like...
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  2. NMG26

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    Shoot, I like it.

    I have no Idea if it was a good buy or not...........but I'd like one.


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  3. SigFTW

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    If it looks like the one you show in the pic, then its a good price. you can check out gunbroker or gunsamerica for prices.

    As for .25 cal a good round? the only one I had was a Beretta .25 and it was a joke. It would jam most of the time. I would not use it as a carry gun and would op for something with more power.
     
  4. Baba Louie

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    Those tiny baby Colts and Juniors are just so darned cute. Fun to try and figure out "How in the heck do I hold this?" One finger around, one under, opposing thumb and trigger finger. That don't feel right but it's all you got to work with.

    Worth buying...? Hmmm. Colt. No longer made. Good condition. No brainer if the money is available.

    Is the .25 good? Not really, but hey, if you get the little 'un ya gotta feed em every now and then.
     
  5. MajorD

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    these were made for Colt under liscence in spain initially, then after gca 68 started production in the U.S. my brother has 3 of them I'd say 400 bucks is way too much more of a 250 dollar gun
     
  6. ca survivor

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    that's a great price around here, and to MajorD please let me know the source of the $250.00 guns, I'll buy a few.
     
  7. 257 roberts

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    Astra made them for Colt,I've owned several of them... the price is way the high!!!! but they are very well made and are cool fun guns
     
  8. MajorD

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    the shop I frequent (NY state) has about 3 of them in stock all under 300 bucks
     
  9. Baba Louie

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    While I agree in principle... but with that name Colt on there, they go for whatever the market can bear, heche in Espana or no...

    Amazing isn't it?
     
  10. Bill Keith

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    25 acp rounds are more reliable than 22LR, that's about it. I'm not sure about the Colt, but I do know it will feed ball ammo, JHP's weren't around when JWB designed it. I have a Phoenix Raven and keep it loaded with Glazer 25ACP ammo, frangible ammo hurts!
     
  11. CA Escapee

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    I've seen some at gun shows and shops in the Denver/Boulder area with an asking price of $450-$475. At least one of them was an Astra built.

    I have one built by Astra that my Dad carried. It only feeds ball ammo.

    Bill
     
  12. Snaps

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    I don't think it's worth much, but it's something cool to have. I'd buy it if I saw it in the store too.

    My dad has a beretta jetfire and it works great, I also have a Tanfoglio .25 that works without a hiccup
     
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  13. crossbones420

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    I feel it was a lil high. I've had mine for 10 years and good pocket pistol. I've found when target shooting at 10 yrds aim 6" high of bullseye. Once i got the sighting down has good pattern. Can drive 16d nail with 5 out of the 7 shots
     
  14. Glock Commander

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    Well after four years, it is no longer available at the Pawn Shop. Thanks anyways.

    BTW, are you voting for Romney or Obama?
     
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  16. federali

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    I had one of the little Colts maybe 45 years ago. It was a very reliable gun and I don't remember a single stoppage. However, I've heard it said that if you were to shoot someone with a .25 auto and that person found out about it, he might then do you some serious harm.
     
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    I have a Beretta Panther, .25 caliber, that I bought new through the Beretta factory while in Naples, Italy for $12 in 1958.

    It has never failed to fire any shells, good or crap, I put in it. It has never had any form of problem. 100% reliable.

    It is remarkable for a gun that you can carry in a watch pocket. I would question $400, but if you have nowhere to carry a gun you can find a place for little things lie these.

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  18. sombunya

    sombunya Use it up, throw it away

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    Thread resurected. Okay.

    I have a Beretta 950 BS that feeds and shoots as reliably as can be.

    At 70-90 ft/lbs of energy I sure wouldn't shoot anyone with it.
    They might get angry.