i just picked up a browning 6mm pistol it is only 4 inches long... wife thinks it is CUTE, can anyone tell me bout this gun and where can i get ammo?
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March 19, 2009, 08:37 PM
Technically, it is 6.35mm or .25 ACP, not 6mm. You shouldn't have any trouble finding that ammo on-line or at a gunshow.
March 19, 2009, 08:39 PM
so use 25acp or look for 6.35mm ammo?
March 19, 2009, 08:42 PM
Look for .25 ACP, which is not very effective as a self-defense cartridge. Penetration is its weakest point, so only fmj ammo should be used.
March 19, 2009, 08:42 PM
I have a clone of it in my pocket was shooting it this afternoon . Their a very nice little pocket pistol but today with the 32 and 380 just a little larger People are packing those and collecting what you have. Look for 25acp One is american name other is europe Both the same ammo.
March 19, 2009, 08:46 PM
That is what is known as the Browning Baby. Made up until the late 1960s, it's one of the better pocket pistols, and it fires the .25 ACP round. With those pocket-pistol ergonomics, and the embryonic sights, accuracy outside of seven yards is just about nonexistent.
.25 ACP is rather expensive, but not overly difficult to obtain. Most loads are FMJ, although Speer does have a GDHP available for this cartridge, although for self-defense, the .25 ACP scores somewhere between the .22 LR, and throwing rocks.
March 19, 2009, 08:47 PM
Yeah, I am a huge fan of Browning guns but you don't wanna carry that one. If you have to use it in a tough spot, you'll just anger the attacker and get yore arse kicked! :uhoh:
March 19, 2009, 10:28 PM
It doesn't matter which (6.35mm or .25 ACP) they are the same exact thing.
March 19, 2009, 11:33 PM
I can't believe I missed this thread! I've been looking all over for Baby Browning info.
I, too, think it's cute (must be a girl thing). I only wish mine were in such good shape!
If you haven't already found this link, here's where you can find the date of manufacture by the serial number:
edit: I don't have the greatest monitor in the world, but your serial number looks to me like it begins 404. If so, your gun was manufactured in 1967. I know you didn't ask that - but I love looking for dob info for guns :)
serial number range for 1967: 367444-412999
Here's mine, from 1965. Mine's pretty beat up, not as pretty as yours (and you're a better photographer too lol).
March 20, 2009, 12:47 AM
Yeah I like the looks of the baby brownings a lot. They just are nice little guns. Someday maybe I will find a deal on one and pick one up.
When I saw Browning 6mm I thought to myself what the heck is that. Then I saw the picture and saw it was the "Baby Browning".
March 20, 2009, 09:24 AM
Made up until the late 1960s, it's one of the better pocket pistols
I would venture to call it the best made .25 out there.
I have two of the Bauer clones, which are also high quality little pistols.
Neat little guns, for sure, and they don't come much smaller.
March 20, 2009, 07:28 PM
Here's mine. Made in '67. It was a gift from my wife's aunt. It belonged to her father's freind who died. It was just sitting in her closet in a cigar box all these years.