New lot of 25acp pistols

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    Bob In St Louis
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    Just won on auction three more mouse guns:

    1) Regina

    2) Unique

    3) Kaba

    The Regina is a Spanish piece, the Unique is also a Spanish made piece, not the French Unique. The Kaba I need to find out more about yet.
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    Chas
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    Congrats on the auction. Are any of the three still in production? Tell us what you learn about the Kaba.

    Chas

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    Sounds like another splendid addition to your collection Bob. Have you dedicated a whole part of your house yet to your guns?

    kdub01
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    Didja' bid by the pound or the piece?
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    Bob In St Louis
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    Awfully high priced scrap metal by the pound!

    Teresa - yup, got a whole room (walk in vault) in my house for the guns, plus a work bench area, plus an accessories storage area - heck, the whole basement is my domain!
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    Xracer
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    Geez Bob! You must be a**h*** deep in potmetal by now.

    gun runner john
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    Where would you find out about local auctions? I'd love to find some new places to search for additions to my collection.


    Bob In St Louis
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    I read all the local papers looking for auctions, plus I always look around those bulletin boards in the fronts of restaurants and grocery stores for auction listings.
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    jimmar
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    Bob, congratulations on the new "triplets",, three at a time is always better. I have a few of the spanish .25's and the research is almost as fun as the purchase.

    Bob In St Louis
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    None of these pistols are currently in production. Today at the gunshow I picked up an Astra Model 1916 25acp, one of the early versions without the grip safety, and a Victoria Model 1911 25acp - which is an early Astra before they started using the Astra name. Tomorrow the same fellow is supposed to be bringing back in some more Spanish 25acp pistols - including a Looking Glass and a Liliput.

    Dang, and I thought I would pull ahead from this gunshow ---
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    Tac401
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    Welcome Aboard jimmar!

    Bob,

    I've had that happen a couple of times at the shows, but
    I do look for it though!

    Tac
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    Bob In St Louis
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    This guy has a collection of 160 some odd 25acp pistols, and he is selling off a portion of them for new computer equipment. Today I picked up:

    1) an extremely rare Alkar Cartridge Counter - kind of a unique piece where you can see how many cartridges are in the magazine through a slot in the side of the grip;

    2) Danton Double Safety - another fun design;

    3) "The Veritable Mosser Superior";

    4) Melior (actually Belgian made, but for some reason proofed through Eibar with a 1941 date code);

    5) Melior Model 1920 (the tinyest little 25acp I have ever seen!)
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    Tac401
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    You gonna post pictures Bob? I'd especially like to see #5!

    Is it smaller than the Baby Browning?

    Tac
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    Bob In St Louis
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    I am still shucking money at guns and never have gotten a digital camera!

    The Model 1920 Melior is smaller than the Baby Browning - especially in profile, it is very thin and sleek.
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    Sounds purdy nice Bob!

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    Bob In St Louis
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    The Kaba Spezial was made by F. Arizmendi for export to Karl Bauer GmbH in Berlin, Germany. It has pre-1927 Spanish Eibar proofs, and the German crown over N proof.

    The Unique slide legend says "Le Veritable Pistolet Francais Unique Manufacture Des Pyrenees Francaises Behobie" - now this one is throwing me a bit of a loop. I was expecting the pistol made by Unceta y Cia (Astra) as the model 1924 and marketed in France, but the last word in the above slide legend should be "Hendaye" instead of "Behobie".

    The Regina is a typical 1920s vintage Spanish piece.
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