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Old February 2, 2011, 06:17 AM   #1
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Identification of a JF & Co? .25cal pocket pistol

I acquired this pistol and have no idea exactly what it is or what it's worth. I have been lurking around this forum quite a while and know there is an amazing wealth of knowledge here and I am hoping some of you can help.






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Old February 2, 2011, 12:58 PM   #2
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According to the proof marks it was made in Belgium between 1924 - 1956.
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Old February 2, 2011, 01:10 PM   #3
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Janssen and Sons Company, " Jiffeco " ( Janssen Fie er Cia, Liege, Belgium ) were distributors and placed their name on a number of firearms. Your. small .25 was made by Robar and deKirkhave of Liege, Belgium around the turn of the 19th century. It is a copy of the Browning 1900 and was manufactured appox. 1909/1910. Called the Robar and in fair conditon is listed at 200, in poor 100, yours looks to be more on the poor side. Hope that helps.
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Old February 2, 2011, 11:58 PM   #4
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Thanks, that definitely helps. I definitely wouldn't be rating it in good condition, biggest concern is will it hurt or help the value either way if I were to clean it up. Not looking to sell it but I know some of the older guns build more value in their original condition (rusted and dirty) than if they were cleaned up.
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Old February 3, 2011, 12:07 AM   #5
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By all means clean it up, remove the rust and crud, just don't remove more finsh than you have to. Put a nice coat of oil on it. Clean it just the way you would a fine expensive firarm. ( I would even shoot it a few times at least )
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