FN Baby Browning Lightweight 6.35mm/25ACP 2.1” Pocket Pistol C&R 1966

SOLD FOR: $930

WOA#: WY240302LSB011

Make: Browning

Model: Baby Browning “Lightweight”

Serial Number: 342237

Year of Manufacture: 1966

Caliber: 6.35mm / .25 ACP

Action Type: Single Action Semi-Automatic Pistol

Markings: The left side of the slide is marked “BROWNING ARMS COMPANY / MADE IN BELGIUM”.  The left side of the frame is marked “342237” with “S” for the frame.  The right side of the trigger guard is marked with a series of proofs.  The base plate of the magazine is marked “FN”.  The front of the slide is marked with two proofs.  The chamber is marked “CAL. 6m/m35” with a series of proofs

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 two-piece smooth pearl panels. The grips have some scattered minor nicks and scuffs. There are no chips or cracks. Overall, the grips are in about Fine condition.

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

Type of Finish: Nickel-Chrome Plated, Aluminum Frame

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is some buildup in the grooves.  In this writer’s opinion the bore rates 8/10 for C&R.   There is some minor fouling.

Overall Condition:  This handgun retains about 97% 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 Excellent 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 and its factory box with mild-moderate handling wear.

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.

FN Baby Browning Lightweight 6.35mm/25ACP 2.1” Pocket Pistol C&R 1966
FN Baby Browning Lightweight 6.35mm/25ACP 2.1” Pocket Pistol C&R 1966