Tuesday, February 2, 2010

L.W. Seecamp .25 ACP

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It is time to get back to fun with guns. This pistol’s DOB is December 13, 1982 and it now enjoys the simple life tucked away as a collector’s item.

The LWS .25 is a stainless steel, hammer fired, double action only pistol with a trigger pull of roughly 12-lbs. It has a seven round magazine and is drop-safe to carry with a round in the chamber.

Some folks familiar with L.W. Seecamp pistols may never have heard of the LWS .25 ACP. Introduced in 1981 and produced only until around 1985, the LWS .25 filled an unintended niche created by our Congress. Subsequent to the Gun Control Act of 1968, new pocket pistols of good quality were scarce and the available striker-fired pistols of the day had reputations for occasionally firing when dropped onto a hard surface if there was a round in the chamber. The LWS .25 is the father of the famous LWS .32 ACP and the grandfather of the revolutionary LWS .380 ACP. Reflecting the creative talents possessed by both Ludwig and Larry Seecamp, all three LWS pistols have identical size and weight. The Seecamp .25 ACP is a rare little mouse with roughly 500 made for special Seecamp customers and another 4,500 or so made exclusively for Sile Distributors. In the wide wild world of guns, 5,000 pistols of a given name brand do not amount to a whole bunch. Serial numbers for the Sile’s pistols began around 2500. The highest serial number for a LWS .25 is 6944. Quite a few of the LWS .25 pistols had special-order serial numbers.

Unlike the highly polished finish of today’s Seecamp .32 and .380 pistols, the LWS .25 came from the factory with a matt bead-blast finish. The LWS .25 had a recoil-spring guide-rod not used on the LWS .32 or LWS .380. LWS .25s found without guide-rods have been factory altered or repaired.

Magazines for the LWS .25 are no longer made and the limited number of spares on the market command premium prices.

Click here to visit the L.W. Seecamp forum for further information on the LWS .25.

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12 comments:

James R. Rummel said...

Good post.

Anonymous said...

James,
If you're interested in selling the Seecamp .25, please E-mail me at Mr1bear@aol.com
Thank you.

James A. Zachary Jr. said...

Not right now, but I'll keep you in mind. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Where can I get a display case like yours? Very nice.
John
foutch@roadrunner.com

James A. Zachary Jr. said...

The guy that did my case no longer makes them due to health problems. If he ever goes back into business, I'll be sure and shout it out in a blog post; it is a fine little case.

Thanks for stopping in!

Timmeehh said...

Is that Powerball ammo in the mag?

James A. Zachary Jr. said...

Hey Tim,

Close; those are .25 Glaser Safety Slugs. I doubt that they add much to the low level of .25 ACP stopping power, but I felt they looked better for the photo than ball ammo.

Take care,

Zack

Anonymous said...

I have one of the original seecamp.25's original box, instruction book and spare mag. Hollah! It is for sale.

ba416@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I do not own the .25ACP Seecamp but the .32ACP model, these are really well made weapons, the only thing that I do wish about the .32 Seecamp is that they would use different types of .32ACP ammo, rather than the hard to find and costly Winchester silvertip bullets,the Winchester silvertip bullets are expensive but are a top quality defence round, I wrote an E-mail to Larry Seecamp and asked him is it alright to practice dry firing the Seecamp automatics, and he told me yes, practice dry firing, it will not harm these automatics !

JD said...

I have a need for a parts diagram for the little 25 acp 'restricted edition'. Seems a friend to his three digit serial number model to someone for a cleaning and now it is all out of sorts. My references don't cover this gun or any other by this manufacture....which confuses me considering all the great reviews I hear about this model, and it's doubling of value.
Anyone have a link or pdf of the manual? I will be glad to pay for a hard copy too.

Thanks,
jdb30.06@gmail.com

b24ert said...

I can furnish a copy of the 25 seecamp schematic if needed. I also have a set of seecamps for sale. i have all three calibers, 25, 32, 380. they are mounted in a shadow box. the 25 is restricted and was sent back to larry seecamp for updating and to have the new finish put on it. they are a neat set. email for pictures. all have their boxes.
b24ert@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I have a three digit Seecamp 25 with original box and booklet. Any idea of current value ?
cmo20850@sbcglobal.net