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Do they make .25 acp pistols with barrels longer than 4"

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Justaman, Sep 19, 2006.

  1. Justaman

    Justaman member

    Sep 18, 2006
    I know it would be kind of impractical as it is a pocket gun round, but it would be a unique pistol.
  2. Jim Watson

    Jim Watson Senior Member

    Dec 24, 2002
    They did once upon a time in and for Austria which had an anti-concealable gun law.
  3. The Scandinavian

    The Scandinavian Member

    Nov 19, 2003
    Finland EU
    Curio and Relic: Long barrelled .25's

    To add to Jim's point - it was a law that came into force in Austro-Hungary in 1909, that forbade the sale of guns measuring less than 7" overall. This was in force until 1939. Gunmakers made guns with very long barrels for this market so that the purchaser could buy a legal gun, and then (presumably) reduce the barrel length to make it practical. Walther Model 1's were produced like this, and the Browning 1906, presumably others too.

    Another long barrelled .25's that springs to mind is the MAB E. This is the same size and shape overall as the MAB D (A wartime era French service pistol) but chambered for the .25.

    The barrel length was 158mm, a little over 6". It was produced between 1949 and 1964.

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