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Old December 9, 2012, 12:38 AM   #1
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Pocket gun jewels

No, I'm not talking about Bedazzling the mouse gun (though, to each their own). Lately, I have really become fond of pocket/mouse guns (currently have two in the family; a KT P-32 and a Taurus PLY-25). While researching as much as I can on the little pocket guys, what are some of the finer options out there - both pistol and revolver? Ones that would be considered a piece of art in their making... like a jewel.
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Old December 9, 2012, 01:10 AM   #2
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The Baby Browning .25 is the standard. Bernardelli also made a very fine little pocket gun in the VP series. Beretta's 950 series are great, as are the Astra pocket guns.
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Old December 9, 2012, 01:20 AM   #3
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Thanks, Bill. I'll give them a search (though, I do know of the Baby and 950's )
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Old December 9, 2012, 03:39 AM   #4
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Baby Brownings are things of beauty. I like them engraved!

I have a "queen of hearts" NAA mini that's pretty jewel-like, and a factory engraved no-lock 641 that CAN fit in a pocket.
The NAA's are really best suited as extreme concealment/last ditch backup guns, imo. I like keeping on in my change/watch pocket of my jeans. Admittedly, I just like them. I always find a blemish or ugly part on every one I buy, but I just like the little things. The BP model is pretty fun.

Also, I think the Rohrbaughs are works of art. Very well made.
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Old December 9, 2012, 04:00 AM   #5
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Colt Pocket Auto. Absolutely beautiful. Blued frame, color cased grip safety lever. It was always one of my favorites, along with a Colt 1903.
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Old December 9, 2012, 05:05 AM   #6
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Kimber Solo CDP which looks it's granddaddy was a Colt 1903. Early ones have had problems but mine is perfect through 200 rounds thus far.
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Old December 9, 2012, 05:12 AM   #7
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My late brother owned a Mauser 1910 in .25 caliber. It was an uncommonly accurate little pistol. His 1910 had wrap around grips more associated with the later .32 version.
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Old December 9, 2012, 06:48 AM   #8
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Colt Government Mark IV Series 80, .380 Auto...NOT the Mustang...

Never should have sold it...
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Old December 9, 2012, 07:10 AM   #9
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SEECAMP
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Old December 9, 2012, 11:34 AM   #10
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Boberg.....

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Old December 9, 2012, 11:35 AM   #11
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Some jeweled NAAs have been featured on rich guy design and gift magazines.
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Old December 9, 2012, 03:48 PM   #12
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Rohrbaugh r9.

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Old December 9, 2012, 04:36 PM   #13
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Pre-1966 Colt Agent or Cobra.
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Old December 9, 2012, 06:35 PM   #14
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Well, I really like the feel of my Sig P238 and Sig P938. Haven't shot them yet, so I guess we'll see how that goes tomorrow.
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Old December 9, 2012, 06:50 PM   #15
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Granddaddy of the Sig P238:

Star DK Starfire .380ACP (1958 vintage)


My pocket jewel.

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Old December 9, 2012, 08:26 PM   #16
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Some of the best pocket pistols:

Mauser HSc. Often described as an Art Deco pistol.
Walther PPK.
Kahr Arms models.
Colt Detective Special-Cobra-Agent.
Colt Model 1903 and Model 1908 Pocket.
Colt Model 1908 Vest Pocket .25.

Few guns were more elegant and effective then an engraved and possibly gold or silver plated Walther PPK.
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Old December 9, 2012, 10:07 PM   #17
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Thanks for all the replies, everyone! Yes, the Boberg and Rohrbaugh sure do look beautiful - and (most likely rightly so) come with a higher price tag. The Seecamp mentioned looks to be a family heirloom - very cool. I'll internet search all the others listed.

Another I stumbled upon which looks like a nice work is the Magnum Research, Micro Desert Eagle.
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Old December 10, 2012, 12:26 AM   #18
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Salmoneye - That Colt Government Mark IV Series 80 sure does look nice, but that Colt Mustang looks nice to me as well!
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Old December 10, 2012, 12:34 AM   #19
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I'm using a Ruger LCR and a Taurus TCP.
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Old December 10, 2012, 01:45 AM   #20
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My LCP, of course. Poor, maligned Elsie, who has thrown a thousand plus downrange with nary a hickup, but tries her best to be mean to your palm and scare you off with her trigger.

I love my Elsie. After two years of carry, I have a lot of respect for a gun so little and fragile looking being through what I've put it through.

Though dad's Beretta Bobcat 21A is way, way classier.
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+ 1 on Beretta 21 A .
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Old December 10, 2012, 07:33 AM   #22
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The little Sigs are sweet if you are a 1911/cocked and locked type. Love mine. I have put over 400 rounds through with zero issues.

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Old December 10, 2012, 08:14 AM   #23
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I also have a pocket Colt, with some white plastic pearl grips, with gold Colt medallians & a nice Bernardelli both in 25 auto... ( that I don't have pics of ) here are a couple more, that I do have pics of

Antique gem... factory engraved Hopkins & Allen Safety Police in 32 S&W, with wood grips ( rather than the black hard rubber grips, that were more common )



my littlest... "snake eyes" edition NAA mini



another antique... S&W model 1.5 in 32 S&W ( barrel was shortened & renickeled long long ago... patenias match between gun & barrel ) when the barrel was shortened, a thicker, more useable front site was added, I added some 70's Gil Scottie redwood laminated grips with some NOS S&W medallians added to them, after I got the gun

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Old December 10, 2012, 09:17 AM   #24
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It's all stock, but I think it's like a little jewell. Slips in (and out) of the pocket very nicely. jd

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Old December 10, 2012, 10:03 PM   #25
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Great pics, everyone - thanks!

LockedBreech - the 21A has been on my short list for way too long now.
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