|06-26-2010, 10:22 AM||#1|
Join Date: Jun 2010
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.
|06-27-2010, 02:00 PM||#2|
Join Date: Mar 2010
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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|06-28-2010, 10:59 PM||#4|
Join Date: May 2006
Location: near Huntsville, Ala.
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.
|07-08-2010, 11:40 PM||#5|
Join Date: Jul 2010
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
|01-19-2011, 12:40 PM||#7|
Join Date: Jan 2011
|06-16-2013, 06:10 AM||#9|
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: North Carolina
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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