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Old August 13, 2004, 07:27 PM   #1
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Little Tom Pistol

Have a Wiener Waffenfabrik of Vienna little tom pistol 25cal , was brought back from ww2 by a friend of the family and was looking for info about collectors value and history of the pistol, any info will be appreciated! thanks alot jerryd.
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Old August 13, 2004, 10:22 PM   #2
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The Little Tom pistol was the very first double action semi-automatic pistol. Ever.

Unfortunately it didn't do well commercially and Walther took this idea (not the design) and designed their own improved SA/DA pistol known as the Walther PP. Up to the time of the Little Tom, all semi-auto's were SA and not particularly safe with one loaded and the covered internal hammer cocked.

Walther is credited with the design of the first succesfull SA/DA semi-automatic pistol, but it was not the first as many people are led to believe.

As far as the Little Tom, I have little information on in-depth history, serial numbers, or value. It would be best if you had it looked at by a professional firearms appraiser such as the services offered by the Blue Book publisher. I couldn't even give you a ball park figure since I have no information on the pistol.

You can find this appraisal information at their web-site or in the Blue Book itself.
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