Sometimes I clean guns I don’t even own.

I was poking around in the dim recesses of Ian’s Cave yesterday morning while the washing machine did its thing and came upon this old Italian .25acp vestpocket in a box of junk. Ian certainly didn’t buy it for its value, he probably had in mind a video but moved on to bigger things before he got around to it.

I can’t stand to see a complete gun just rusting sadly away, even if it is a misbegotten piece of junk. So I brought it home to the Lair…

…and found to my delight that I didn’t even know how to field strip it. Which was great, because I love learning things like that. Who knows? Someday in the dystopian future my life or at least my next meal may rely on my being the only person in a random gang of misfits who knows how to get the slide on and off a Brescia.

Yeah, I watch too many old movies. Anyway…

It can go back to being forgotten in a box now, without fear of further rust. I certainly don’t want it.

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8 Responses to Sometimes I clean guns I don’t even own.

  1. jabrwok says:

    Did you test fire it?

  2. Joel says:

    Nah. Who cares, and also those six rounds are the only ones there are.

  3. jabrwok says:

    Fair enough. I was just curious.

  4. riverrider says:

    got one of those. armi gelesi. shoots very well. from back when they made quality stuff, no matter how small.

  5. Mike says:

    Ah, the 25ACP Beretta… I remember what M in the movie Dr. No said about this gun…

    M. — “Take off your jacket. Give me your gun. Yes, I thought so. This damn Beretta again. I’ve told you about this before. You tell him, for the last time.”

    Q. — “Nice and light, in a lady’s handbag. No stopping power.”

    M. — “Any comments, 007?”

    Bond. — “I disagree, sir. I’ve used a Beretta for ten years.|I’ve never missed with it yet.”

    M. — “Maybe not, but it jammed on your last job|and you spent six months in hospital. A double-O number means you’re|licensed to kill, not get killed.”

  6. Anonymous says:

    It’s better than a stick more reliable feeding than a .22. My neighbor watched an abused wife shoot her 250-+lb, restraining ordered, husband in the gut, dropped him instantly and he bled out before paras arrived. At the local bar. No charges, lots of witnesses.
    You can effectively conceal it in your sock. I’d offer him $50 for it. They go for $200+ on Armslist. The junkers are zink framed, steel ones are not junk.
    Tree Mike

  7. Terrapod says:

    Yup. A perfectly serviceable boot gun for last ditch defense. One just like it saved a friends life in Chicago some 25 years ago, attempted carjacking stopped cold just pointing it at the perp who thankfully decided to turn tail and run. Back then guns were not endemic with the criminals as they are now. Today you had better have a 9MM at the minimum, a .45 or .357 magnum better.

  8. Anonymous says:

    I know the feeling Joel. I have succumbed to the urge myself.

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