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johnwill
February 16, 2002, 04:27 PM
Here's a little gun that just arrived today, and I thought I'd share it with you folks. These are actually pretty neat little guns, more impressive than I would guess without seeing and handling them. It's a DAO tip-up barrel pistol, perfect for pocket or purse. :)

http://www.armscenter.com/johnwill/SmallGunPictures/Le_Francais_R.jpg

James K
February 16, 2002, 06:03 PM
Hi, Johnwill,

Have you checked out the recoil spring mechanism? Definitely the ancestor of the Beretta tip ups.

Jim

johnwill
February 16, 2002, 06:28 PM
Yep, I think the Italians had one of these to look at when they were doing their first model! :) The only problem I see with this gun is the slide tends to jump off the little "nubs" on the lever for the recoil spring when you pop the barrel up. I don't see anything to prevent them from doing so, looks like a design defect there. :)

johnwill
February 16, 2002, 06:56 PM
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