Another "Help me identify" thread


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Rock_Steady
September 27, 2005, 09:21 PM
Alright guys, got this gun from my parents. Any ideas?

http://www.rokstede.org/images/pistol.jpg

The image on the plastic grip is that of a bull pawing the ground. The only writing I can find is on the left side of the slide, and it says "1916 Model Automatic Pistol". I can't find a single thing about caliber, etc.

The letters "E.A" are in a circle to the rear of the grip, with a crown or something above them. As you can see, it has not been well maintained.

Right by the magazine well "Spain" is printed in tiny letters. I'm guessing this is either a .25 or a .32 caliber. The weapon is so small that you can barely fit one finger around the handgrip.

Any ideas on where I can find out how to clean it up and see if it still works?

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gunfan
September 27, 2005, 10:03 PM
It looks as if it is a "Ruby" manufactured in Eibar Spain (granted, this is just a guess, but an educated one.) Try looking to Numrich Arms Gunparts. Perhaps someone else has information that will be helpful!

Scott

jacobtowne
September 28, 2005, 01:27 PM
Made by Echave y Arizmendi, Eibar. It should say "6.35" to the left of "1916."
It's a Spanish copy (unlicensed, of course) of Browning's M1906 .25 caliber vest pocket pistol (Colt M1908) without the grip safety.
Probably made during WWI.
JT

Rock_Steady
September 28, 2005, 05:52 PM
What kind of a .25 is it? Would I be safe trying some .25 acp in it? Everything seems pretty tight on it, except for the exterior rust. SHould I have it checked by a gunsmith or at least the gun shop owner?

Thanks.....

And where can I find a manual for this?

3rdpig
September 28, 2005, 09:00 PM
If it's a copy of the baby Browning then it's .25 ACP. But have it checked out by a competent smith, which is wise with all older weapons before any live fire.

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