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MSims
08-15-2012, 14:32
Well I just bought this 1971 Colt automatic .25 from this guy for $220... It looked really clean came with 1 magazine... Dont know much history of it only was told that they made it from 1957 to 1973 and in 1968 they banned importation from spain that was originally making them which was called Colt Junior and from 1971 to 1973 Colt resumed makin them in Connecticut... Any other information would be nice =)

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bac1023
08-15-2012, 15:33
That's a beautiful shape.

Congrats! :cool:

MSims
08-15-2012, 15:51
That's a beautiful shape.

Congrats! :cool:

What you guys think about carrying it? Wanna carry as a back up to my 45... I heard there was a recall how do i know if maybe it was sent back and takin care of... Has anybody carried this piece...

ca survivor
08-15-2012, 17:31
Congrats!

G26AZ
08-15-2012, 17:39
I love blued steel and wood grips - good looking pistol! But with the new crop of .32 and .380's out there for about the same size and in many cases lighter in weight, I think I'd look at one of them as a back-up to my .45 rather than a .25 auto. Just my two cents worth . . . .

MSims
08-15-2012, 18:15
I love blued steel and wood grips - good looking pistol! But with the new crop of .32 and .380's out there for about the same size and in many cases lighter in weight, I think I'd look at one of them as a back-up to my .45 rather than a .25 auto. Just my two cents worth . . . .

Well here is my friends Kel-tec P32 next to his colt .25 with aftermarket grips... And I thought the Kel tec .380 was small then when i saw the P32 i was like thats small... But damn loook how small the Colt .25 is compared to the .32

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TENWHEELER
08-15-2012, 21:51
I just picked up the twin to yours in .22 short. It's in mint condition complete with presentation box and warranty card showing purchase on Aug 16, 1967. Thought about carrying mine as backup as well. Let me know how it handles if you do?


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MSims
08-15-2012, 21:59
I just picked up the twin to yours in .22 short. It's in mint condition complete with presentation box and warranty card showing purchase on Aug 16, 1967. Thought about carrying mine as backup as well. Let me know how it handles if you do?


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Show pics... And well they are twins but yours was made in spain for colt since they stopped makin them in 1968 before the ban... Mine was made in 1971 when they lifted the Ban and was not made in spain anymore but in the US... Yours should say Colt junior which you see mine doesnt... How much did you pay for it?

TENWHEELER
08-15-2012, 22:11
Paid $250 for mine and will post pics later.

Much more accurate than I imagined a gun of that size to be...


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Snaps
08-15-2012, 23:30
it's on my list of guns to have, that's a pretty good price too. If you ever wanna sell it lemme know ;)

MSims
08-27-2012, 17:16
So i got an offer for $550... sell it or keep it? Its becoming a safe queen and doesnt see use... Do you see it going up in value next 10 to 20 years or i should sell?

faawrenchbndr
08-27-2012, 17:21
I would keep it,.......very sweet piece of rarely seen history!

MSims
08-27-2012, 17:31
I would keep it,.......very sweet piece of rarely seen history!

I have doubts keeping it or selling it only cause i ran into a pawn broker that looked at it and thinks it was re blued and said its only worth $250 and i asked him how he knows and he says from expierence...

brisk21
08-28-2012, 08:07
Very cool! Id definately pay $220 for that gun!!

august1410
08-28-2012, 08:26
The Colt Junior is also the Astra Cub. You might find more to read on the Astra Cub. Hope this helps with the history.

It's a neat little gun....I have never come across one, personally. A buddy of mine has an original Colt .25 from the 20s, and it's really fun to shoot.

faawrenchbndr
08-28-2012, 14:30
I have doubts keeping it or selling it only cause i ran into a pawn broker that looked at it and thinks it was re blued and said its only worth $250 and i asked him how he knows and he says from expierence...

I don't think it has been reblued.......
Look at the roll marks, they are normally raised on one side.
This is from the roller that actually produces the markings.
It's a very easy way to tell if the slide flats have been polished.
Looking at your pics, it appears that the roll marks are original.

Sounds like the pawn broker is either a dumb ***, or was trying to
low ball you into a price. DO NOT take guns to pawn shops!
If you are looking for an appraisal, check with an auction house
or gunsmiths. Not Cabeleas, Gander Mountain,.....but a small
mom & pop gun shop. Ask them about appraisal, do not mention
you are thinking of selling