Radio Free Raven: Interesting video about one of the "Ring of Fire" Saturday Night Specials!
Rich Green: I own one of these cheap saturday night specials myself. I also bought it
over 20 years ago when I was poor for $50. Like you I would never sell this
gun as it has jammed on my on numerous occasions (while shooting little
critters and at the range). I don't think I have had much success at
getting through a complete magazine with out some form of a failure to
feed, or failure to eject the fired round. It is still a fun gun to shoot
at snakes. I like your idea on the gun buyback, it is the only way I will
get rid of it short of having it destroyed.
Rich Green: I had no idea how to field strip this thing and had never taken it fully
apart before just put oil in it (lol), although I haven't even shot 100
rounds through it over its life. I'm hoping this is the reason it
constantly jams, but it didn't seem very dirty or lacked reasonable amount
of lubricant (I didn't over do it). Now that I have properly cleaned it, I
will try again and see if it improves the results.
Not Required: the internals look like a HiPoint
Mike Garrett: Anyway, I searched for the disassembly process, which landed me here.
Mr45Bullitt: What's great about the .25 is it's centerfire. I have a Raven myself in the
safe. I have a Beretta 950 I really like. Great video.
doctruptwn: The Lorcin's are made out of zinc, not ordanace steel, so I question how
they will last over extensive use. Obviously they were made pretty cheap,
but they do serve a purpose. I'd rather have it than nothing at all.
DareU2Tread: if you have never had a problem with it, why are you afraid of it blowing
up on someone if you did sell it im just wondering i picked up the pink
edition earlier last night i shot about 16 times, its got a little punch to
it, ill tell ya that lol i was intrigued by the looks of it, its a nice
little pocket pistol though
Bear Partin: I had one of the Lorcins in 380. It was a jam factory. I actually had the
slide fly off of it while firing it. I will say though, it shot straight
when it did shoot and I could get a solid grouping with it. I think it was
just the mass of the thing. I looked at it like a car with bad brakes
though. Eventually, something bad is going to happen.
Patrick Porter: I bought my Daughter one and was really suprised at how accurate it is, she
ran about 40 rounds through it and not one problem. I guess we got lucky !
revolver8shot: If you could turn this in for 150 you could buy a new hi point 9mm Then you
would own a better crapy gun Please ignore my comment
DareU2Tread: Ive had mine for about a month now, Luckily, the people I got mine from
bought this gun brand new, and said they only shot around 10-15 rounds
total through it.So I got pretty lucky, Its pretty much brand new.I have
taken it apart for cleaning, and lub.I have a 9mm for my bedside gun.But i
can say from what i would call mine reliable.Let me know how yours is
shooting after cleaning/lubing it,
Scott h: best freaking video ever loved it..
VenetaTownMayor: I had one of those.....long enough to sell it...and like you doc, I bought
it when I didn't know any better. But a gun is a gun...grin..I paid $90 for
mine and sold it a few months later for $100.
DWilhoite Ky Guns & Fun!: Cool looking old pistol. I'd probably keep in the safe more often than not.
Thanks for sharing! Peace
blessedcajun: May be cheap but something about its looks is attracting me haha
VenetaTownMayor: I had a little Jennings J-22 and when I shot only CCI mini-mag through it,
it defintiely shot better with far fewer jams than the Lorcin.
m white: could you tell me where to find the serial number on a lorcin l25? My
grandmother gave me the one she has had for 20 years and I can't seem to
vcqcfoda2: dont dry fire, it´ll brake the firing pin.
doctruptwn: @sixfteightinguy 1990
BillGoudy: Yep, I have had a couple of these myself!
Mike Garrett: The one I bought my mom is jamming after every shot. I am taking it apart
and cleaning it and applying much needed lubrication in hopes of putting it
back in a reliable condition. I recommend you do the same from time to
time. I would hate for my mom to be in a situation where she needs it and
it jams on her. Could mean life or death.
sixfteightinguy: when did you buy it? nice to see different types of guns.
Dafarnakis: Its an interesting pistol. I like it. Ive always had a fascination with
these little pistols. i would keep it if i were you. Thank you for sharing.
Mike Garrett: The reason he said he is afraid of it blowing up....is for OBVIOUS reasons.
If you have sent ten thousand rounds through it...or 1000 .... that is a
single shot closer to the pistol's end of life. Like the author of this
video, I too would hate to sell a pistol to someone and it blew up on them
the first time ...or fifth time they ever fired it. These are cheap guns
but they serve the purpose. I would rather have this than nothing if I were
ever confronted with a situation where I needed it.
ravendarkcloud: Looks like a copy of the raven 25. My wife had one and it shot like crap
too. The ammo got too frigin spendy. $35 a box its cheaper to shoot 9mm. My
mom now has it for sentimental reasons.
1952Jeep: I'm with the guys that have never seen one up close, good video! thanks for
MakingMasterClass: Still kinda interesting from a historicpoint of view.
doctruptwn: I dont want to know how you know that, LOL
TheCrewchief01: Good lookin pistol not bad for a mouse,like you said better than no gun
bill71169: HELP!!lol!!how do you remove the grip off the lorcin l-25 I took the screws
out and it wont budge ,afraid ill break the grips ordered new ones,are on
the way just wanted to hang on to the old ones??
doctruptwn: @ravendarkcloud Actually Lorcin was in Ca. and got ran out to Az, and
became Raven, then Jennings, and then later Jamez. So the Raven is actually
a copy of the Lorcin.
doctruptwn: Very carefully, LOL I realize that doesn't help. Once the screws are out,
push out slightly from inside the mag well and get a butter knife or some
thing in between the grip and the frame, then attempt to slide them off the
back. It is a real pain to get them off in one piece. they go back on a
little easier but not much.
doctruptwn: @revolver8shot LOL, That's what I was thinking.
Lorcin L25: Review and Field Stripping4.9
out of 5