Baby Browning Reassembly


May 4, 2007, 07:22 PM
I need some help, please, on a Baby Browning. Gun was brought to me disassembled (commonly known as a basket case), and I'm having trouble with the sear spring. From an exploded view I see that the short leg goes to the back, but do any of the coils go through the safety and or the connector pins? Is the function of the spring to push the connector forward and the sear upward? Any help would be appreciated.

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May 4, 2007, 07:52 PM
All night long... :D

Callin' Dr. Keenan! Callin' Dr. Jim Keenan! Report to triage, please...

May 4, 2007, 08:34 PM
Paging Moderator Sven...paging Moderator Sven...

Mr. Kennan needs elbow room to operate.

Sven can assist not only with with the Baby Browning, also to keep 1911Tuner from getting in Mr. Kennan's way...and singing. :)

I know, I stay in trouble...

Be nice to see pics of a Baby Browning being taken down and put back...hint, hint, hint. [Sven that is your cue - get the camera out ]

Thems neat guns! :)

May 7, 2007, 05:01 PM
Hah! Got it! Thanks for the smiles, anyway.

May 7, 2007, 08:44 PM
Goto and then goto BROWNING then BABY or 25 . The first will give you a schematic the second is the manual with a schematic from a different angle , seeing it from two different angles , may clear up where the spring goes.

Jim K
May 8, 2007, 02:26 PM
I am glad to see the operation was successful without my participation, as in the last few days I have not been able to get to all the places I usually do.

The Baby Browning is a neat design but can be tricky as heck to reassemble. In addition, there is a lot of confusion because some folks call the 1906 .25 model the "Baby Browning", which it is not.

A general rule is that the older military weapons were made to be field stripped, even detail stripped, by the users. But civilian guns were not, since the designers assumed there would be a gunsmith around to handle anything more complex than field stripping for cleaning. Note the contrast in ease of disassembly between the M1911 military pistol and the Colt M1903 .32 pocket pistol. Both Browning designs, but what a difference in JMB's viewpoint!


May 10, 2007, 12:09 AM
Not gonna do it... sorry!

May 10, 2007, 05:53 PM
No problem. After wasting an hour figuring out the sear spring, I got it together and it works fine. THEN, I checked my library and found that the Bauer 25 is the same gun in stainless and there are complete takedown instructions in an old DBI Firearm Assembly/Disassembly book.
If it's true you learn from your mistakes, I'd be the smartest smith around.:)

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