Author Topic: Tell me about your Vintage Vest Pocket .25s  (Read 2423 times)

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Tell me about your Vintage Vest Pocket .25s
« on: December 04, 2018, 04:24:05 pm »
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Re: Tell me about your Vest Pocket .25s
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2018, 09:01:46 pm »
DD, I have a few from clean new looking to well worn . They all work and shoot better than what would be thought. We are talking colts. The little pistols are very well made and it’s easy to find one in mechanically  good condition. They are solid little guns. You should get a pair! One for each pocket! Dusty Boddams

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Re: Tell me about your Vest Pocket .25s
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2018, 06:24:33 pm »
I have a 1910 Mauser in .25 and it's big brother, 1914 Mauser,  in .32. Bought both from the local "toy" store.

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Re: Tell me about your Vest Pocket .25s
« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2018, 01:48:28 pm »
If you are looking for 21st century .25acp mouse guns I can recommend Beretta tip-ups. The 950BS is the single action and the 21A is the DA/SA version. Very reliable 'rib guns' or as my friend Joe Ray calls them 'git-off-me' shooters. First rule of my brother Scotty's rules of gunfighting; "if you don't like the first one, you're really gonna hate the next one". Caliber and capacity up. Repeat as necessary.   
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Re: Tell me about your Vest Pocket .25s
« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2018, 04:53:18 pm »
More like vintage pre 1968 mice.  Babys, 06s, Galesi's, Bayards, Berettas and other such rodents.
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Re: Tell me about your Vest Pocket .25s
« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2018, 07:51:38 am »
I have an 1928 August Munz Lilliput in .25 caliber. It has been abused and neglected before I came to own it, so you are lucky to be able to get off two shots in a row. Some day I will get it straightened out. The only story I have about the gun, is that the Pawn shop thought it was a .22. Exciting, isn't it?

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Re: Tell me about your Vest Pocket .25s
« Reply #6 on: December 07, 2018, 03:54:51 pm »
Just picked this one up, in original box.  Can't say it's unfired, but I doubt a box of rounds has gone thru it.
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Re: Tell me about your Vest Pocket .25s
« Reply #7 on: December 07, 2018, 07:30:58 pm »
Very nice, Drydock.

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Re: Tell me about your Vest Pocket .25s
« Reply #8 on: December 07, 2018, 10:25:26 pm »
I would bring the following to the .25 pocket pistol discussion: Wilmer Cook carried a pair of 1911’s while his co-conspirators Casper Guttman and Joel Cairo both carried Colt .25s. Wilmer killed Cap Jackoby and Floyd Thursby with his .45s while Guttman and Cairo only casually threatened Sam Spade with their .25 Colts. And of course Spades partner Miles Archer was killed with the infamous ‘8’ shot .45 Webley Fosbery, [oops-the 38s were 8 shot not the 45s which were the usual 6]. I would surmise based on this bit of celluloid trivia that the .25 is only for show while the .45 ‘weell keell’. Just the observations of a film noir cinema [and Forged in Fire] fan.
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Re: Tell me about your Vintage Vest Pocket .25s
« Reply #9 on: December 11, 2018, 09:12:20 am »
Quite a jump from Drydock's little .25 to "The Dingus".  I'm amazed it took this long for the bird to show up here.
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Re: Tell me about your Vintage Vest Pocket .25s
« Reply #10 on: December 12, 2018, 10:26:53 am »
Sorry for the thread sidebar but Mr. Bat 2919, you seem to be an aficionado of film noir so I’m curious as to who do you think killed the chauffeur Owen Taylor when they crashed the Sternwood’s Packard?  The only unexplained murder in the film. We know Joe Brody stole the blackmail film but that’s all we know. There weren’t any .25s in The Big Sleep but a couple of Colt ‘03s or ‘08s and a bunch of Colt double action revolvers.
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Re: Tell me about your Vintage Vest Pocket .25s
« Reply #11 on: December 12, 2018, 04:29:46 pm »
Damned if you girls don't know how to hi-jack a thread. Merry Christmas; hope Santa leaves a Mouse in your sock!
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Re: Tell me about your Vintage Vest Pocket .25s
« Reply #12 on: December 12, 2018, 05:08:52 pm »
Squeek.
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Re: Tell me about your Vintage Vest Pocket .25s
« Reply #13 on: April 06, 2019, 07:39:33 pm »
My favored Toy store had an as new Galesi 25 in on consignment, but not for long  ;)
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Re: Tell me about your Vintage Vest Pocket .25s
« Reply #14 on: April 06, 2019, 08:59:26 pm »
It's a nice little gun, ain't it?  Galesi was a cut above a lot of the Italian pocket guns.  https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=armi+galesi+takedown&view=detail&mid=CCF4C4CA1A89FCFFEE31CCF4C4CA1A89FCFFEE31&FORM=VIRE
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Re: Tell me about your Vintage Vest Pocket .25s
« Reply #15 on: April 07, 2019, 01:25:52 am »
It is that... well made and nicely finished all steel, only plastic is the grips.
Neat classic lines....
I may even fabricate some Walnut scales for mine... :-\

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Re: Tell me about your Vintage Vest Pocket .25s
« Reply #16 on: April 14, 2019, 09:28:04 am »
Grips are complete
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Re: Tell me about your Vintage Vest Pocket .25s
« Reply #17 on: April 15, 2019, 07:22:17 am »
Looks good Major!

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Re: Tell me about your Vintage Vest Pocket .25s
« Reply #18 on: April 17, 2019, 06:57:09 am »

The Galesi feeds the JHP on the left reliably, but does not the Remington Ball FMJ on the right.
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Re: Tell me about your Vintage Vest Pocket .25s
« Reply #19 on: April 17, 2019, 09:25:10 am »
That is nice!  Been running PPU ball thru mine.
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Re: Tell me about your Vintage Vest Pocket .25s
« Reply #20 on: May 19, 2019, 08:50:25 am »
Baltimore Ed, Owen Taylor, the chauffeur was knocked out by Joe Brody who was after the pictures of Carmen. He was finished off unconscious by Carol Lungren, Geiger's lover in revenge for Geiger's death.
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Re: Tell me about your Vintage Vest Pocket .25s
« Reply #21 on: May 19, 2019, 06:59:43 pm »
But where was Lungren when his boss was killed and how did he even know Taylor did it as all this happened the same night pretty close together timewise. My thoughts are that Lungren assumed Brody killed Geiger to hijack Geigers porn/ blackmail racket. There was no criminal connection made or implied between Brody and Lungren. That?s why Lungren killed Brody. I?ve always thought that Brody killed Taylor but lied about it to Marlowe.
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