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AG Galesi .25 re-finishing project
« on: February 26, 2009, 10:37:36 AM »
It is a Florida Firearms Corp. - Miami, Fla.
Also stamped "AG" Galesi - Made in Italy - 25 Cal.

I am sure it was branded by other importers as well, here are some pics, I cannot get the slide off, any suggestions?  I am going to sand blast it and re-blue it.



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Re: Need some help on disassembly of an old .25
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2009, 10:56:22 AM »
If this is close, you might try his front page.
http://www.littlegun.be/arme%20italienne/a%20galesi%20503%20504%20gb.htm

Try these guys, too.
http://oldguns.net/q&a5_04.htm
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Re: Need some help on disassembly of an old .25
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2009, 11:14:17 AM »
Found this, may help?
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I have the Armi Galesi .25 in my collection, I think they all come apart about the same.

- Remove the magazine and clear the chamber.
- Push the slide to the rear until the safety cut in the lower edge aligns with the pivot point of the safety lever. Trun the safety lever all the way to the rear, this will release the takedown latch.
- With the slide about 1/8" back of it's normal closed position, lift up at the rear to clear the top of the barrel. Push the slide forward and remove it and the recoil spring.
- The firing pin, spring, and spring guide will fall out of the slide somewhere during this process, pick them up from the floor and the pistol is field stripped.
http://www.thefiringline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=112186

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Re: Need some help on disassembly of an old .25
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2009, 11:21:02 AM »
I got it, it's blasted, ready for reblue

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Re: Need some help on disassembly of an old .25
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2009, 12:46:19 PM »
Got it re-blued but now I can't get the slide retainer pin back in all the way through  :?

I'll check those links

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Re: Need some help on disassembly of an old .25
« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2009, 01:57:42 PM »




Done  :D/

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Re: Need some help on disassembly of an old .25 - Re-blue Completed
« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2009, 02:17:46 PM »
Re-named .25 AG Galesi re-finishing project  8)

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Re: AG Galesi .25 re-finishing project
« Reply #7 on: February 26, 2009, 04:59:09 PM »
Good job.

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Re: AG Galesi .25 re-finishing project
« Reply #8 on: February 26, 2009, 05:29:22 PM »
My buddy who is a gunsmith gave me a small vial of cold blue, not sure of the brand but he said it was the best to use, I also have some of the Walmart stuff, I went over it a couple times with both.

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Re: AG Galesi .25 re-finishing project
« Reply #9 on: February 26, 2009, 06:25:29 PM »
Very nice, looks like a parker job...  GL
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Re: AG Galesi .25 re-finishing project
« Reply #10 on: February 26, 2009, 07:59:36 PM »
I agree, that is the first thing I thought.  I sand blasted it with a fine metal media, it gave it a deep satin finish, so the blue took very well and because of the satin/brushed finish the flatness gives it that parked look, I am very pleased.   8)

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Re: AG Galesi .25 re-finishing project
« Reply #11 on: February 26, 2009, 11:30:57 PM »
Looking gooooood!
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Re: AG Galesi .25 re-finishing project
« Reply #12 on: February 27, 2009, 10:35:05 AM »
+1 ON THE PARKER LOOK

very nice overhaul

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Re: AG Galesi .25 re-finishing project
« Reply #13 on: February 27, 2009, 11:47:54 AM »
Go tacticool! Get a can of OD green Duracote and oven bake it,it'll look neat and never rust! And you'll have plenty left over for another project...

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Re: AG Galesi .25 re-finishing project
« Reply #14 on: February 27, 2009, 12:23:15 PM »
I haven't tried the duracoat or other bake on finishes, I'd like to at some point for a couple of my guns and parts, this whole project from blasting to blue took me about 1 hour.

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