Browning Automatic Pistol “Baby” 6.35mm/25ACP 2.1” Pocket Pistol C&R

SOLD FOR: $706.99

WOA#: WY240203LSB007

Make: Browning

Model: Baby Browning

Serial Number: 151886

Year of Manufacture: 1954-1958

Caliber: 6.35mm / .25 ACP

Action Type: Single Action Semi-Automatic Pistol

Markings: The left side of the slide is marked “BROWNING ARMS COMPANY_ST. LOUIS. MISSOURI / MADE IN BELGIUM”.  The left side of the frame is marked “151886” with an “S” for the safety.  Both grips are marked “BROWNING”.  The right side of the frame and slide are both marked with a set of two proofs.  The chamber is marked “CAL. 6m/m 35” with a series of Belgium Proofs.  The left side of the trigger guard is marked with a boxed “5” and the right side of the trigger guard is marked “IC”. The right side of the magazine is marked “FN”.

Barrel Length: 2.1”

Sights / Optics: The front sight is an integral blade to the slide and the rear sight is a u-notch integral to the slide as well. The top of the slide is serrated for glare reduction.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are checkered black synthetic with smooth borders and “BROWNING” molded at their tops.  There are some scattered little marks on the smooth borders. The checkering is intact and crisp.  There are no chips or cracks. The grips are in about Excellent overall condition given their age.

Magazine Quantity & Condition:  One 6rd .25 ACP magazine in Very Good condition.

Type of Finish: Nickel Plated

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is semi bright and the rifling is sharp. There is some buildup in the grooves.  In this writer’s opinion the bore rates 7/10 for C&R.

Overall Condition:  This handgun retains about 90% of its metal finish.There are micro scuffs and scratches throughout the slide and frame. .   The pinheads are unmarred. The markings are clear. Overall, this handgun rates in about Fine condition for C&R.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We did not fire this handgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards. The safety locks the slide in place and prevents the pistol from being racked.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This pistol includes one magazine.

Our Assessment:  The Browning .25 Automatic Pistol, affectionately known as the “Baby Browning,” is a marvel of compact design and reliability, embodying the innovative spirit of its legendary creator, John Moses Browning. Introduced in the early 20th century, this diminutive pistol quickly earned its place as a favored choice for personal defense and as a discreet companion for those in need of a small, easily concealable firearm. The Baby Browning’s design simplicity, combined with its durable construction, makes it not just a tool for self-defense but a piece of engineering artistry.

Despite its small size, the Baby Browning is renowned for its excellent build quality and functional reliability. Its sleek, elegant lines and the precision of its mechanics reflect the genius of Browning’s design capabilities, offering users a balance of form and function that is rare in firearms of its class. Beyond its practical applications, the Baby Browning has also become a collector’s item, appreciated for its historical significance and the role it played in the evolution of personal defense firearms. Owning a Baby Browning is not just about possessing a piece of firearm history; it’s about holding a legacy of innovation and design excellence that continues to inspire gun enthusiasts around the world.   Please see our photos and good luck on your bid!  – L.S.

Browning Automatic Pistol “Baby” 6.35mm/25ACP 2.1” Pocket Pistol C&R
Browning Automatic Pistol “Baby” 6.35mm/25ACP 2.1” Pocket Pistol C&R