The popularity of small-caliber pocket pistols chambered in .25 ACP and .32 ACP has waned considerably in recent years due to an ever-growing selection of sub-compact models chambered for larger cartridges, including 9 mm Luger and .380 ACP—a transition that occurred, in part, due to the 2008 release of Ruger’s Lightweight Compact Pistol (LCP).
What, you’ve never heard of a “Wauser?” During the Chinese Warlord era, pistols of every description were bought from major Western gunmakers—and then indigenous copies were made at a host of facilities in China. It’s not much of a stretch to say that no two are exactly alike.
Chambered in .25 ACP, the Baby Browning micro handgun design was a popular option for a pocket pistol imported from Europe during the 1950s and 1960s.
This past month two noteworthy pistols, one owned by President Theodore Roosevelt and another used in the James Bond film "Dr. No" staring the late Sean Connery, sold at auction.