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Model Junior
Colt Pistol Junior .22 Short Variant-1
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Gun Dimensions Width:No Data
Length:4.4-in Height:No Data
Barrel:2.25-in Weight:13-oz
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Gun Rankings
  • Power Factor (29 grain bullet)24157
  • Recoil Factor (29 grain bullet)0.37 ft-lb
  • Total Capacity7 rounds
  • ConcealabilityExcellent
  • Defense Factor36%
Gun Specifications
Produced:1959 - 1968
Caliber:.22 Short
Action:blowback operated semi-auto
Trigger:single-action (SA)
Safety:frame mounted thumb safety
Frame:blued steel
Grip:checkered walnut
Sights:fixed blade and notch
Colt's Manufacturing Company, LLC
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Gun Value
MSRP:No DataUsed Est:$400.00
Last Update:8/26/2023
About the Gun

Features an exposed hammer, serrated slide, toggle safety/retracted slide lock combo, magazine safety, with magazine release button on the bottom of the left grip panel. Developed by Astra Firearms of Spain in 1954 as the Astra model Cub. These guns were imported into the US starting in 1958 as the Colt model Junior. The passage of the 1968 Gun Control Act, made import of weapons this size illegal and Colt was forced to cease importation of the Junior. In 1970 Colt got around this law by contracting with FIE to import the individual parts from Astra and assemble them in the US for Colt. This arrangement lasted through 1972 when Colt ceased marketing the Junior. FIE continued to make these guns as the FIE model A27, or "The Best" until 1988.

Cartridge Specifications
Cartridge: .22 Short
Alias: N/A
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Ballistics for This Gun
Selected Bullet Mass:29 grains
MV:833 ft/sec ME:45 ft-lbs
About the Cartridge

This cartridge holds the record for being in continuous production longer than any other commercial cartridge. It began in the black-powder era when it was introduced with Smith & Wesson's First Model revolver. At the time it was intended as a self defense round, but today its in the category of small varmint shooting and short-range gallery plinking.

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