Gallesi Help Please!

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    Tac401
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    Gallesi Help Please!
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    I have aquired a Gallesi(sp?) .25-auto that I plan
    on selling, I took it in on part of a trade in but the
    o'l timer that had it carried it for years in his pocket
    which resulted in 40% of the bluing wearing off and
    a small area of pitting on one area near the top of
    the slide, the gun functions flawlessly but I would
    like to re-blue it before placing it for sale, my question
    is this, can I assume that this pistol has no real
    collectable value so a re-blue wouldn't hurt what
    small value it does have?

    It also has a hairline crack on each grip panel.

    Thanks, Tac
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    This is one of those things that Bob likes. Only it's Italian, so he doesn't. Unless there's some marking indicating military use, I can't think there's much collector interest. Actually, I'd question whether rebluing is worth the trouble.

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    It has no real collector value. Those that collect the Euro semiautos would buy one, but it would still go cheap. Dont sink any money into it.

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    Thanks guys, I do gunsmithing/bluing/parkerizing
    in my shop besides sales so it won't cost me, I
    just don't like to put a gun out that looks crappy
    to me, I may just do a quick polish/hand blue on
    it, I'm only looking to get out of it what I discounted
    on the trade in for it $60.00.

    Thanks!
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    I would clean it up and reblue it - you may get a few more bucks for the bang out of it. Heck - I may even be interested ----
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    Thanks Bob,

    I cleaned the surfaces up and ran a G96 blue paste
    on it, then lubricated with EEZZOX and it came
    out purty dang good, like night & day from before!

    If your interested all I want is what I gatz in it Buddy
    60, I can email pictures if you like, I'd puts it here
    buts I ain't gat no picture show thang!
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    SOLD - Just e-mail me your address (I don't think I have your new licensed address) and what the total with shipping is. I will be wrapped up in a gun show this weekend, but sometime early next week I can get a money order and a copy of my C&R off to you in the mail.

    r.skrivan@worldnet.att.net

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    FYI, Not all of those Galesi .25's were made 50 years ago, this may not be a C&R gun. I have one that was made in the early 60's... I presume we are talking about this gun, right?





    Edited by: gun runner john at: 11/22/01 11:22:24 am

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    Bob,

    Email on the way!

    John,

    My pistol is supposed to be one of the C&R's, it is similar to the one in your picture, the fellow I got it from does a lot of business with me with C&R's, he says it's C&R, would the serial number be a way to be sure or is there another way to tell with this particular
    pistol?

    Thanks, Tac


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    The only way I know to be sure is to find someone that has a serial number reference. I think mine was made in the 60's, so it's sure not C&R!


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    The slide markings will help. The company changed names a few times throughout its history. That particular pistol has been around since 1923, anyway, under different model numbers/names.

    What are your exact slide markings?

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    Doc,

    It has different writing than Johns pistol, it reads
    on the slide as follows-

    Soc It FIIi Galesi-Brescia-Cal 6.35 on the left side
    of the slide.

    On the right side of the slide it reads Made In Italy
    and just before that there is a very small proof mark,
    a square with something inside it and a round crown
    or something on top of the square.

    On the right side of the frame the above proof mark
    appears also and unerneath that one is another proof
    mark with a circle on top andthe letters PSF, then
    there is another underneath that one that reads
    XXI.

    My grip panels appear to be a yellowed Ivory color
    rather than white like Johns.

    Hope this helps!

    Thanks, Tac
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    Doc,

    The same proof mark also appears on the top of
    the chamber portion of the barrel where the ejection
    port is.
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    Those proofs have been in use since 1951. The XXI would seem to indicate manufacture in 1965.


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    Doc,

    Why the difference in what's written on Johns slide
    and mine?
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    Galesi was/is a large gunmaking concern. They changed names several times and also private-labeled guns. Even the current FABARM shotguns are Galesi offspring.


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    Must be a way to find out for sure when it was
    mfg'd, I know my american guns & C&R's well but
    when it comes to these fer'in guns?????????????

    Thanks a bunch Doc!
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    OOPPsa! Don't look like it is a C&R then! I was thinking of the older version. Don't look like a transfer than TAC! Sorry!
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    The Italian guns have those date codes on them, like yours does.


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    Ok,

    Sorry Bob, I'll have to have a talk with my friend
    there and let him know that it ain't know C&R.

    I hate that!

    Thanks to you too Doc!
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    Mine has a different sort of date code, it's stamped 1959!
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