Outstanding Used Rifle and Pistol Brass for Home Reloading

25 ACP

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.25 ACP (auto) 'Mixed' Manufacturer Brass cases. 100 pk

These cases may have been polished by kensbrass.com.  These cases are NOT YET loaded ammunition.

These cases come from indoor or outdoor 'covered' ranges and may have minor dings, dents or slight imperfections and flaws which can be easily removed upon resizing or will be 'shot out' upon the first firing.


History lesson on the 25 ACP. 


The .25 ACP (Automatic Colt Pistol) (6.35×16mmSR) is a semi-rimmed, straight-walled centerfire pistol cartridge introduced by John Browning in 1905 alongside the Fabrique Nationale M1905 pistol.

DESIGN

The cartridge was designed by John Browning for early blowback pistols that lacked a breech locking mechanism. The cartridge was designed to duplicate the performance of a .22 Long Rifle cartridge, when fired from a two-inch barrel. The .25 caliber was the smallest case Browning could use that still had space for a primer pocket. The greased, coated lead bullet design, standard for the .22 long rifle of the day, was replaced with a copper jacketed round nose profile for more reliable feeding in self-loading pistols. The bullet weight was typically 50 grains, keeping with the sectional density of the 40 grain .22 caliber bullet. The cartridge is of semi-rimmed design meaning that the rim protrudes slightly beyond the diameter of the base of the cartridge so the cartridge can headspace on the rim. A recessed extractor groove allows an extractor to grab the cartridge reliably. It is one of the smallest centerfire pistol rounds in production, and is commonly chambered in small, so-called "vest pocket" pistols. The .25 ACP achieved widespread use after Colt introduced the Browning-designed Fabrique 1905 vest pocket (sometimes referred to as 1906) to the United States as the  Colt Model 1908 Vest Pocket.

Though the .25 ACP was designed for semi-automatic pistols, various .25 ACP revolvers were produced in the early twentieth century by Belgian, French, and German gunmakers such as Adolph Frank and Decker. In the late twentieth century, Bowen Classic Arms produced a custom Smith & Wesson revolver in .25 ACP.

Following World War II, the Italian Lercker machine pistol was chambered for the .25 ACP, but achieved little distribution.


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