Lorcin l380 pistol

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  1. firekidd

    firekidd New Member

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    I know it is a POS firearms. Good thing it isnt mine.
    I just wondering if any one can tell me when it was made?
    The serial number is 222648

    thank you all in advance
    Dotti
  2. RJay

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    Dotti, I don't believe there is any data base for the " ring of fire " pistols other than it was introduced in 1992 and the company folded it's tents ( at lest under that name ) in 1999.
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    thank you for your help. I did end up selling this little treasure for 200.00. I think I did great on this POS.
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    $200 is a "stunning" price for one of the Lorcin pistols. "Great", hell, that's outstanding!
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    When my wife and I were cleaning out the house of her deceased brother, we found a Lorcin L380 in the box with with a box of cartridges with about 15 gone. The paper work said he paid around 100 bucks for it in early 90's. Kind of klunky to hold but fairly accurate.
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    It was made in Mira Loma,CA,U.S.A.!
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    Well, the Hollywood left claims that everything out of CA is perfection. But since they want to ban guns, I guess they don't include that pistol.

    Jim
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    i bought one back in very early 90's think I paid 90$ at a pawn shop[ for it new.

    chrome. I have to 'adjust the feed ramp' and it did not like hollow point ammo.. but I actually got mine digesting FMJ just fine.. though it stove piped and failed to feed bad on LRN. mind you it was still only accurate at about 10' but what do you expect for a sat night special.. still got it. I wanted to try out shooting 380 to see if I liked it.. and that was a cheap way to do it. got a sig p230 to repalce it with.. much more gun. :)
  9. cpttango30

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    I bought one for $95 in a farm supply store. It never fired more than 2 or 3 shots with out a FTE.

    I felt horriable for selling it to a guy when I moved to Texas for $90.
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    ever have a bryco? I had one in 9mm.

    I sold it as fast as I got it.. worse than a lorcin.. heavier.. firing it felt like hitting your palm with a hammer... weird that a 9mm would be that bad.. but...

    I sold mine at a loss to a guy for 100$ him knowing it was a cheaper hand beater..
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    200 bucks egh?. I had someone give me 2 of them for nothing. Hope you had your running shoes on after that sale.
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    I sold an L9mm for 150 one time. I too had it given to me and my wifes cousin Luke insisted on having it because it was 'chromed out' I had 50 bucks on the end of my tongue when he said would you take 150. Fa sho says I and then we all went to Logan Roadhouse for steak.. My treat.. ;)

    It never did malfunction on him. Wasnt very accurate tho and the trigger and sights sucked.
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    nice thing about the sights is they are chromed over the pooly cast metal so heavy that you can run a triangle file thru the rear and shape upt the front and make it more accurate.. :)

    if shooting one.. I sugest only factory fmj and she might just feed ok not much you can do with the trigger.. :)
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    If your shooting one I recommend a full face shield and kevlar gloves. ;)
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    Drop one in a jug of muriatic acid. It takes like 30 minutes to break the potted metal apart.
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    just shootin it breaks it down too;):D
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    i must have hundreds of rounds thru mine.. though have not shot it since I got my sig p230

    other than an inacurate cheap bullet hose.. it is a functional gun.. a lil hand fitting and whatnot and it actually doesn't even stovepipe much :)
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