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SOLD Raven Arms 25 ACP

Discussion in 'Handguns for sale or trade' started by Surveyor, Feb 25, 2020.

  1. Surveyor

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    You may be thinking, "A 25 ACP. That's probably easy to operate."

    You would be wrong.

    This is the Raven Arms 25, California's contribution to giving the middle finger to the Gun Control Act's prohibition on cheap import Saturday Night Specials.

    The action spring is stiffer than bootleg liquor. Trigger pull is more moderate than most Conservative Senators.

    Besides, the gun has stigma.

    Nothing says, " I cut my teeth in the alley between a Vegas casino and a low rent brothel," like this pearlesque handled chunk of Americana.

    "Geez, why would I want this gun?" you ask.

    Because in the spirit of dirt floor bars, or a New Orlean's speakeasy, this cupcake can be yours for $75.

    And no, I won't ship it. The only packaging this thing will see is a paper sandwich bag, well wrinkled.

    If you feel the need to haggle, then the asking price is $100, and you can start with $50. We'll settle on $75.

    I will need to see ID and a permit or CCW, but my wife will all but guarantee I'll forget that stuff quicker than a promise to take out the garbage before bedtime.

    You can meet me in HP, Asheboro, Thomasville or parts close to those. You slip me green, I'll give you the gat.

    No, it's not hot, that I know of. Dad got it from deceased kin, a Baptist, no less
     

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  2. grungewehr39

    grungewehr39 here to be Happy Supporting Member

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    @Millie


    I read somewhere recently she has a hankering for these.
     
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  3. Millie

    Millie Pumpkin Eater Supporting Member

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    I have one already.
    It was my first automatic, got it when I was 25(ish) in Va. It needs a little love, something inside the grip is broken. I may take it to Pete or Jesse and see what they can do.
     
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  4. Geezer

    Geezer Mama Tried Staff Member Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    A bunch of these things were sold back in the 1970's.
     
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  5. Surveyor

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    Millie has taste.

    To answer upcoming questions, yes, it works.

    In fact, it shoots better than my Colt vest pocket. So much so, that the Colt and my J Frames routinely chunk the Raven out of my sock drawer, keeping me awake at night.

    I reserve the right to deal with a confirmed "I'll take it" over tire kickers.

    Owning this piece does not mean you deal from the bottom of the deck, or run a stable of hoes.

    But you may....
     
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  6. Amps 13

    Amps 13 Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Pm inbound
     
  7. Millie

    Millie Pumpkin Eater Supporting Member

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    That was fast! lol.
     
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    kcult Alcohol fueled dumbass Charter Member Supporting Member

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    PMs aren't that difficult.
     
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  9. Surveyor

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    Back alley deal pending...
     
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    Catfish E Pluribus Mendacium Supporting Member

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    Millie Pumpkin Eater Supporting Member

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    Smarty!
     
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    JohnnyTyler Happy to be here

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    Seconds in the unlikely event @Amps 13 can't come up with $75.
     
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    Rolling pennies as we speak ;)
     
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    I'm glad somebody did it, I was about to buy it just because of the eloquently written ad.
     
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    J R Green Member Charter Life Member

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    I was going to say a friend of mine has one that has been nothing but reliable and really accurate. I would have wanted it except for the distance.
     
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    gunbelt Sponsor Benefactor Charter Life Member Sponsor

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    My Mom had one with a 30 lb trigger pull just like this one.
     
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    If you don’t have a deal set yet I’ll take it cash in hand ncdl and ccp. I can meet anywhere around archsmell or hp
     
  18. Gnash.Hyena

    Gnash.Hyena Hyena with a Gun! Oh no!

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    Lol yeah that ad is awesome. I suppose having one of these for the fun of it is pretty neat. Keep it in a brown paper bag in your safe as a joke.
     
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  19. Surveyor

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    Got a deal set. @Amps 13 and I are supposed to meet behind the Stop & Rob. He's bringing $55, a Lottery ticket matching 1 number and the Powerball (corner ripped and a blood stain, but I'm OK with that), a BOGO coupon for Madam Chang's Happy House, two hot dogs with chili, mustard & kraut, and a 40oz Schlitz.
     
  20. Toprudder

    Toprudder Be vewy vewy qwiet. Supporting Member

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    If the deal falls through, can someone post the video from the Stop-n-Rob cameras? We might like to see that, sounds like it might be a good food fight.
     
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  21. Surveyor

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    I'm sure Fox 8 will include it with the normal course of business for the Triad.

    For the record, I'll be the one with the Gold chains, V neck, leisure suit jacket, and the snakeskin boots.
     
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    Them ain't snake skin.

    A348A4B3-7FE8-48F1-8A2F-0D9E71482728.jpeg
     
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    Alright now that the deal is settled the next question is, who is Amps 13 taking with him to Madam Chang's Happy House?
     
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  24. Surveyor

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    Don't be silly.

    I have an El Dorado.
     
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    NKD Senior Member Benefactor Kimberless Supporting Member

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    Toprudder Be vewy vewy qwiet. Supporting Member

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    Forget I said anything about posting video. I've seen enough.
     
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  27. BatteryOaksBilly

    BatteryOaksBilly A SHOOTER Benefactor Life Member Supporting Member

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    In the 70s my old school chum and I used to try to burn up all the 45 ammo we could make on single stage presses during the week. Invariably as we would be packing up our fine Clark and Swenson guns ole Earl would always say...You DO know somebody with a $39 Raven is going to kill us one day when we have these high dollar guns on and we'll be Just as dead as if a 50 Megaton Bomb fell on our heads.
    I think about my Ole Pard every time somebody mentions a Raven...…...I miss him...…..
     
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    Will be easy to spot me. I’m 5’8” but 6’5” if you include my Afro. You touch the comb in it and you a dead man. Will wear my best wife beater for this illustrious occasion but please don’t feel inadequate because of said muscles.
    I will have the the agreed upon items except for the Schmidt beer, dumb hoe bought colt 45 instead.
    Just a warning, if POPO show up I would advise running the other way then me. I am sure I am much faster then you but with my pants hanging off my butt they just fall down and trip me while running,
    Catch you after “work” ;) tomorrow
     
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    I will bring it on Saturday and you can beat the wizard with it to embarrass us all.
     
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    Geezer Mama Tried Staff Member Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    I cannot recall a more entertaining For Sale ad. Thanks to all the players.
     
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    DON'T TAKE IT TO BATTERY OAKS!

    Inevitably, someone will accidentally shoot Billy, thereby fulfilling the Prophecy of Earl!
     
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  32. Geezer

    Geezer Mama Tried Staff Member Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    Or Billy will cut the barrel off of it.
     
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    I had no desire to click on this for sale add given what was for sale. I then noticed the amount of posts and it drug me in. I was then contemplating Purchasing the gun so I could say “PM sent” and people might actually question if I had a “stable full of hoes”

    Well done sir, I believe you need to be in sales or marketing if you are not already. Need a job?
     
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    Spectacular ad, best I've ever read...lol.
     
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    Ima bet @Tim's head is about to explode!!!
     
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  36. Tim

    Tim I am....an enchanter. Staff Member Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    not even a little bit. We changed the rules, so no worries.
     
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    I’ll pay the OP $75 and a ten dollar tip just to write my next “for sale” ad.
     
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    Funny thing is that my uncle carries a Raven 25, and has for many years. He also has a Jennings 9mm as a house gun.
     
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    That must be that fella I keep hearing about....Beware the man with one gun.
     
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