Saturday, June 23, 2007

New Baby in the Family

A new Baby Browning clone, that is.

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Yeah, I know. Depends on one's definition of the word "new".

This particular European knock-off, of which there were many, is stamped on the slide with the tradename "UNION I", indicating, according to one source I could find, that it was made by Esperanza y Unceta, the Spanish company which would later be known by the more familiar name, Astra.

Sure, it's nowhere near the quality of the original, but this will never, God willing, become my primary self-defense firearm*. And, for the price I paid, or lack thereof, you won't hear me complaining.

Now, just for fun, here's the .25 ACP cartridge sandwiched between a .22LR and a .45 ACP cartridge.

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* More like my "use this gun to get to the big handgun (or the bad guy's handgun), which will then be used to get to the stash of rifles, shotguns, and ammunition" gun.