Browning Baby .25 Caliber Automatic Pistol - "Standard" Model
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Category: Browning Belgium Pistols - Baby Browning - Browning Belgium Pistols
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Member Since: 12/28/13
State: South Dakota
Country: United States
Phone: (612) 859-3347
Number of Active Listings: 4
Total Number of Listings: 9
Seller: Private Seller
Return Policy: 3 day inspection and return policy on used guns.
Payment Types Accepted: United States Postal Service Money Order or Bank Cashier's Check from a United States bank
Collector investment grade 1962 Browning Baby .25 Caliber Automatic Pistol - "Standard" Model. A complete and thorough description and packing list is shown down below. This is a very nice Baby specimen to add to any collection. There are some slight bluing rubs on the slide high point edges and on the left-hand side of the slide flat surface toward the barrel end. (see picture #6 and 7)
Some history - Browning Arms Company of St. Louis, Missouri started importing handguns under its own trademarks in 1954. The guns wee marked "Browning Arms Company" (BAC) and were produced under contract by Fabrique Nationale (FN) in Belgium. The models imported included the .25 Caliber Automatic Pistol (sometimes called the "Baby") in "Standard" blue finish, the "Lightweight" (introduced in 1955) with a duraluminum frame and chrome plated steel slide, and the "Renaissance" finished in a bright nickel.
Starting in 1954 Standard Baby's were shipped to the U.S. in black and red display/presentation cases/boxes until they were discontinued in about 1962. However, some Baby's were shipped in burgundy cardboard boxes with hinged lids and embossed with the Browning logo and later transferred to the black and red display/presentation cases/boxes. After 1962, the Baby's continued to be shipped in the burgundy cardboard boxes and later plain cardboard boxes to be later transferred/repackaged into the new style black and red plastic box.
Shipping and Insurance is included in the price(see details below). Please email me with any questions or for additional pictures.
PAYMENT AND CONDITIONS OF SALE:
Payment is by United States Postal Money Order and/or Bank Cashiers Check from a United States bank and/or gold bullion (U.S. Gov't Mint issue or Canadian Maple Leaf). Item ships 5 business days after the date full payment is received. Seller is not an FFL (Federal Firearms License) Dealer. Seller is a Private Seller. Seller's firearms are to be transferred to FFL Dealers only. Seller will only ship to Buyer who uses an FFL Dealer. The Buyer is responsible for locating the FFL Dealer to facilitate the firearm transfer. Receiving FFL Dealer fees are the responsibility of the Buyer. Seller will not ship to a C&R License. Buyer will need to request receiving FFL Dealer to email their FFL to Seller to initiate shipment. Once payment and a copy of the Federal Firearms License corresponding to the receiving FFL Dealer, in Buyer's area of choice, is received by Seller and the 5 business day payment window has expired; Seller will then ship firearm to Buyer's receiving FFL Dealer. Buyer would then arrange pick-up at the receiving FFL Dealer and complete the firearm inspection and paperwork at the receiving FFL Dealer location. Sales to California and other regulated states. Buyer is responsible to make sure, beyond reasonable doubt, that any item Buyer purchases is legal to own and possess in Buyer's state.
Shipping costs/fees/insurance are included in the price shown for the firearm for destinations to the lower 48 States. Alaska and Hawaii may incur additional costs/fees/insurance and would be communicated to Buyer before finalizing the transaction. All packages are sent via the United States Postal Service. Seller prefers shipping at the beginning of the week to avoid firearms in transit over weekends. Seller will package all shipments carefully and buy insurance for the full purchase price, rounded up to the next $100, and provide tracking numbers for all packaged shipments. In the unlikely event that damage occurs, it is important that you save all packaging material for the claims process.
RETURN POLICY AND SHIPPING DAMAGE:
Seller offers the following return policy - a three (3) day window to complete a reasonable inspection. The inspection three (3) day window period begins on the date of delivery to the receiving FFL Dealer. Please inspect your firearm following these conditions.
A.) Inspection must be done on the premises of the receiving FFL Dealer, only.
B.) Do not remove the firearm from receiving FFL Dealer before inspection is completed and firearm is accepted.
C.) Notification of a return must occur within three (3) days of receipt at Buyer's receiving FFL Dealer. Upon return of the firearm in the same purchased condition with all parts and accessories, as received; purchase price will be refunded less shipping/handling/insurance costs. Firearm cannot be fired or dissembled before returning to Seller. Shipping, convenience and FFL Dealer fees are not refundable and are the responsibility of the Buyer. If the firearm is damaged during shipment. First, please take photos of the shipping box/carton prior to opening. Second, proceed to opening the the shipping box/carton. Third. please take photos of the damages to firearm, parts, and/or accessories. Fourth, email notice of damages to Seller with attached photos to BrowningFNHgmail and call 612-859-3347. If the firearm is damaged during shipment and does not match the description in the advertisement listing or Buyer is otherwise dissatisfied, Buyer is not to complete the transfer with the receiving FFL Dealer. Notify Seller immediately at 612-859-3347. Arrangements will be discussed and original packaging will need to be retained for determining next steps in the return and refund process.
*Seller makes no express or implied warranty or representation with respect to items being advertised or sold. In no event shall Seller be held responsible for correctness of description, representation, or warranty of items sold by them or their representatives. All items sold as collector items. All liability concerning the use of any firearms purchased from Seller or its representatives is assumed by the Buyer. *Buyer agrees to have any used firearm checked by a certified gunsmith prior to firing. *Buyer assumes all legality, liability and responsibility for the condition, use & security/storage of the firearm purchased. *Buyer is responsible to ensure that a firearm is legal to own in Buyer's State. *Buyer certifies by purchasing a firearm from Seller that Buyer is legally qualified to purchase and own the firearm and that there are no State or Local laws preventing ownership and Buyer will utilize a trigger lock to prevent firearm accidents. *Buyer understands that all firearms are potentially dangerous if handled improperly. *Seller has no established testing facility, Seller assumes no liability for the safe functioning of any firearm sold. *Buyer must be at least 18-21 years of age to purchase any firearm. Buyer shall check with Buyers receiving FFL Dealer regarding age requirements in Buyer's State. *Upon purchase, Buyer assumes all liability and responsibility including but not limited to the usage and safe storage of the purchased firearm. *Buyer shall know their Local and State laws that can influence, or impact, this buy/sell transaction. *Seller will not ship firearms and/or firearms parts out of the 50 United States.
Seller's goal is rather not to be the best, but to perform my best. A Buyer's satisfaction is important to me. If Buyer has read all the above, Buyer shall reasonably understand that Seller has taken time and consideration to explain how most transaction processes are to be handled and managed. Seller understands there can be exceptions and those will be treated as such. However, most will agree it is easier for a Buyer and Seller to transact business when the responsibility and accountability are explained at the front-end versus trying to determine somewhere in the middle of a transaction, or after the fact. Seller tries to check emails daily or at least every other day. Please be patient with Seller's reply regarding email questions. Seller thanks you for your patience and understanding in advance. I am human and can make mistakes and can work to resolve mistakes into suitable outcomes. If Buyer has any questions, please ask prior to purchasing. Thank you for looking.
Price: $899.99 shipped
Description and Packing List:
Manufacturer: Browning Baby .25 Caliber Automatic Pistol - "Standard"
Caliber/Bore: .25 ACP
Serial Number: 249088 (Serial Numbers 246992 to 267861 were made in 1962. The Browning Historic Letter shows this pistol shipped/invoiced on December 28, 1961.)
Manufacture Date: 1962
Overall Length: 4.09 inches or 104mm (Factory - Approximate)
Barrel Length: 2.126 inches or 54mm (Factory - Approximate)
Weight: 8.11oz or 230 grams (Factory - Approximate)
Metal - Condition: Very Good to Excellent - There are some bluing rubs on the slide edges and on the left-hand side of the flat surface of the slide more near the barrel end. (see picture 6 and 7) With my finger-nail I feel 4 tiny rust specks on the right-hand side of the pistol and 1 on the left-hand side.
Metal - Frame: Steel - blue
Metal - Slide: Steel - blue
Metal - Sights: Fixed
Metal - Barrel Bore Condition: Excellent, Bright, Smooth
Metal - Magazine: 6 round, steel blue with plain font "FN" stamped on magazine side.
Metal - Action: Semi-Auto
Metal - Triggers: Single-blue finish
Operating System: Blow-back
Grips: Black Plastic - Excellent
Browning Burgundy Shipping Box: No
Browning Black & Red Cardboard Display/Presentation Box: Yes - excellent condition - these cardboard display/presentation boxes were used from 1954 to 1962 (or as supply ran out) and shifted to other packaging. This box is in the best condition of any I have seen, defining it as "pristine" is not an exaggeration.
Browning Automatic Pistol Owners Manual: Yes - Factory original - (no ink writing inside this manual). This larger style manual was used from 1954 to 1963 with detailed printing changes on the back page per respective year and sometimes printing dates were printed on the manual. This manual has a print date of "2 - 1960".
Browning Automatic Pistol Registration Card: Yes - Factory original. This style of Browning Registration Card was used from 1954 to 1963. It is a two-fold card with a perforated edge in the middle. The Registration Card has a red "P" printed in the upper right-hand corner, designating Pistol. The same type of Registration Cards were used for Rifles and Shotguns and designated with a red printed "R" and "S" in the upper right-hand corner, respectively.
Browning Automatic Pistol Owners Manual Tan Envelope: Yes - Factory original. This style of Browning (tan colored) Envelope was used from 1959 to 1961. In 1962 and 1963, a black colored Envelope was used - one was large and another version was small. In 1964, Browning moved to using the small gray & white Owner's Manual and no Envelope.
Browning Black Vinyl Exterior with Red Flannel Interior Pouch/Case: Yes - Factory original - Model "BR25" with gold embossed "BrowninG" on the right-hand forward side. This pouch is correct for this pistol; however, this pistol is a 1962 manufacture (1961 manufacture according to the Browning Historic Letter as it was shipped/invoice in 1961) and the Browning Pouch/Case was first offered to the public in 1964.
Browning Historic Letter: Yes
Item Location: SOUTH DAKOTA
Price: $899.99 shipped