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Old 06-26-2010, 10:22 AM   #1
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Singer .25 cal auto pistol

I was cleaning out my Dad's closet and came across an old Singer .25 cal auto pistol. I have tried to find info online, with very little success. I am hoping someone can help me out with any info about this old Singer pistol.
Thanks......Steve
 
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Old 06-27-2010, 02:00 PM   #2
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Try postin' a photo of Your Singer......I don't remember a Singer 25 cal. It couldn't be a Singer 45 , Could it John T
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Old 06-28-2010, 08:10 PM   #3
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Old 06-28-2010, 10:59 PM   #4
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It's Spanish, probably made in the '20s. Maker was Francisco Arizmendi of Eibar (Arizmendi y Goenaga). Company also made similar guns labeled Ideal and Walman (Waldman?), although external appearance differs. Probably made some other .25s and .32s under other names as well, perhaps with different partners. These are conventional "Eibar type" blowbacks. They also made the Boltun which differed somewhat in design.

Spanish Singer, along with Ideal and Walman (Waldman?), pistols have a unique loaded chamber indicator. The extractor lies flush on an empty chamber. With a round chambered, the extractor would protude. Conventional so far but here's a twist: the groove on top of the extractor would lean slightly to the left out of line with a groove in the slide.

Most of the above came from Spanish Handguns: The History of Spanish Pistols & Revolvers by Gene Gangarosa Jr. The rest from Pistols of the World, 3rd Edition by Hogg and Weeks and from the Book of Pistols & Revolvers by W.H.B. Smith.

Here are a couple of links that discuss Spanish blowbacks of WWI up until the Spanish Civil War:
Stosel - Ruby
Pistolet Automatique de

You can doubtless find others w/Google.

BTW, some of these guns used names by accident either the same as, or very close to, some makers of other countries.
 
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Would be Czech made Singer 6,35? Not so real, but ...

Manufactured by Dusek, Opocno and have this text on the left side:

AUTOMATICKA PISTOLE RAZE 6.35

If yes - I'm collecting these czech pistols!
(esp. JAGA, SINGER, IDEAL/YDEAL, DUO, PERLA, PZK, MARS...)

Regards from CZ
 
Old 12-11-2010, 10:21 AM   #6
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My Brother has my Dad's 25 Cal Singer automatic pistol also.
I would like to know more about them too.
I could find no mention of Singer pistols in the gun bible.
Rick Rentschler
Napa, Ca.
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Old 01-19-2011, 12:40 PM   #7
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hello

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Originally Posted by JardaXor View Post
Would be Czech made Singer 6,35? Not so real, but ...

Manufactured by Dusek, Opocno and have this text on the left side:

AUTOMATICKA PISTOLE RAZE 6.35

If yes - I'm collecting these czech pistols!
(esp. JAGA, SINGER, IDEAL/YDEAL, DUO, PERLA, PZK, MARS...)

Regards from CZ
I recently found a singer automatic pistol if your interested please contact me thanxs..
 
Old 01-19-2011, 12:52 PM   #8
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I have a SINGER AUTOMATIC PISTOL IF ANYONES INTERESTED PLEASE CONTACT ME
 
Old 06-16-2013, 06:10 AM   #9
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Singer .25 Auto

There is a very unusual Singer .25 Auto up for auction on 28 Jun 2013. Looks like it has a 5 or 6 inch barrel. Pistol is chromed. Don't know if the chrome part is original or not. Below is a link to a pic. The pic is miss labeled as a Mauser 98.
Scroll way down close to the bottom of the page below the clocks.

6-28-2013 Antiques Auction - Photos
 
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