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Photog
January 2, 2002, 12:38 PM
I just recently aquired a Baby Browing 25acp that was my grandfather's. My father passed away recently and so this little pistol is now mine. I even have the original box it came in...looks to be a low serial # for those that came into this country. Thankfully whoever last stowed it probably oiled it well and it is in absolutely mint condition. Beautiful little blued gun.

Why do I need help???

I don't have a manual for it and Browning is taking their sweet time sending one...arrrgh. Can anyone tell me how to take this little gun apart (field strip) so that I may clean and refresh it. Maybe I'm just 'gun stupid' but I can't figure the darn thing out.

Can I safely shoot modern ammo - say blazer or such in it. I do NOT plan on shooting it often at all, but I'd like to a few times. I've heard the mag design wasn't the best...do the current crop (Mecgar) work any better? Anything else I should know about this little pistol? I haven't found a lot out on the web other than specs.

Would replacing the original grips with wood (will keep the original ones) be a bad idea?

I'm happy to have this because of its history...and it reminds me of my father...as I remember him showing it to me when I was so young that the gun didn't feel small or light in weight.

Thanks in advance for any help here...

Best Regards,

Kevin (photog)

BigG
January 2, 2002, 12:45 PM
Pull the mag and lock the slide back with the safety. Turn the bbl 1/4 turn and the slide will come off to the front. The firing pin spring and guide will be cocked and you can release that making sure you hold it so it doesn't get away. That's all the disassembly for field stripping. Do not turn the bbl back when the slide is off or that will be tough to get the bbl locked forward again. HTH

Enjoy your Baby Browning!

Photog
January 2, 2002, 01:33 PM
Appreciate the help! This should take care of the dissassembly problem for me.

Anyone else know about using current ammo... any tips in general?

Regards,

Kevin (Photog)

Greg G
January 2, 2002, 03:35 PM
If you remove the right grip panel and the trigger bar comes out of the frame, be careful when you reinstall it. It is easy to scratch the finish on the frame as you are fiddling with it trying to get it back in. Been there done that. :rolleyes: