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bowhuntin4me
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Posted - 12/04/2009 :  5:28:50 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have a Baby Browning .25 automatic which I purchased in 1954 it has pearl handles but they are warped and cracked and the screw that holds them together is missing. Does someone know where I can find a replacement.
Thank you for your help

5mmgunguy
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Posted - 12/04/2009 :  6:57:11 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Welcome to the forum! Suggest you try gunparts.com. Might look on the for sale side of the forum too.
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perry shooter
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Posted - 12/04/2009 :  6:59:23 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
sounds like Plastic grips I have never seen REAL mother of pearl warp.
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Bill DeShivs
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Posted - 12/04/2009 :  7:25:01 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Your .25 must be the chromed lightweight model. They used "Nacrolac" imitation pearl grips.
I don't believe those grips are available, unless you find them used. There were fake pearl grips made by Jay Scott, but they don't look exactly like the Browning grips.
I have made exact replacement grips for the Browning, but it's a lot of work.

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Spartacus
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Posted - 12/04/2009 :  7:35:06 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
agree about the imitation MOP, but brwning did offer real MOP as a factory option on the gun. I don't know what browning charged, but colt charged $12 extra for MOP on the 1908 vest pocket, which is basically the same gun. The colt's sold for $19, so $12 grips were a big deal back then!
back then, no well dressed man or woman would go out w/o one of there little gems in a pocket, handbag or garter holster.

gun on top is colt junior, with jay scott grips. on the bottom is the vest pocket with factory stocks.



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5mmgunguy
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Posted - 12/04/2009 :  7:40:20 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
And the pistol in the middle?
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dogtown tom
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Posted - 12/05/2009 :  11:18:23 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Bill DeShivs

Your .25 must be the chromed lightweight model. They used "Nacrolac" imitation pearl grips.
I don't believe those grips are available, unless you find them used. There were fake pearl grips made by Jay Scott, but they don't look exactly like the Browning grips.
I have made exact replacement grips for the Browning, but it's a lot of work.



Commerative Arms http://www.commemorativearms.com/25caliber.htm bought out the entire parts supply for these guns from Browning a few years ago. They still show the Nacrolac as "in stock", but price is listed as "POR".

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rufe-snow
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Posted - 12/05/2009 :  11:58:59 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
GOOGLE, "handgun grips". Lot of manufacturers and dealers show up. Eagle is the top one on the list, they make Browning Baby grips in both MOP and Elk. Not cheap though.

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