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Old November 4th, 2016, 10:02 PM   #1
 
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F.I.E. Titan: A Nostalgia Build.

My latest pet-project. A replica of the very first pistol I ever owned....(when it was gifted to me at 16 by my late grandfather)

It's an F.I.E Titan mouse-gun in .25 ACP. If I recall...it holds 7 rounds of that devastating round in the magazine.....and one in the chamber. Blow-back design...Single-action only.



Snagged it for the low price of $50.

BONUS: I still have the grips i carved when I was 16 (32 years ago!) out of a solid piece of walnut! They will definitely be going on it!



Not much to anyone else....but it makes me smile!

Here it is....completely stripped and ready to go to be Cerakoted! (G26 for scale):



I'm going with burnt bronze on the frame and slide.....and flat black on the barrel and safety lever.

It's going to look awesome!!

Updates as this project progresses.



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Interesting. I'm curious to see it after the koting.
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Interesting. I'm curious to see it after the koting.
Same here.

This project really makes no sense to anyone but me.

Heck....the Cerakote alone is costing me $20 MORE than I actually paid for the pistol!

But....I've always wanted another one of these little mouse-guns....even if they are, essentially, useless.

It should be back in about 10-14 days. So that gives me plenty of time to figure out how to put the darned thing back together again!
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This project really makes no sense to anyone but me.
Makes sense to me as I've had projects like that. I'm looking forward to seeing the results, too.
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I've collected up a whole bunch of these little .25 and .22 mouse guns of all different makes over the years. They are criticized for being weak, useless, obsolete, expensive to shoot etc. but a lot of them were very well made gems of the industrial age....and a hell of a lot of fun to shoot. Long live mouse guns!
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Getting closer!!!

After Cerakote and initial reassembly:













There's a good bit to go....but, at least, it looks like a pistol again!

Updates to follow!
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That's looking great!
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That is a great looking pistol after you got it cerakoted!

I have one that belonged to my father-in-law. It basically was his every day carry pistol.

Like you, it's greatest value is the nostalgia. I keep it cleaned and lubed and occasionally take it out and put a mag or two through it just for fun.

I keep it in my garage and stick it in my pocket when I am going out at night to take care of my dog or take the trash out, etc. Beats not having a gun in my pocket and so small you would never know it is there.
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I have a colt 32 pocket positive from a great uncle who was a detective on the Baltimore and Ohio railroad. While it has some collector value like you I cherish mine as a connection to a man I never met but can relate to.
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Took the Titan out to run some ammo through it.....just to work all the parts back in (that Cerakote tightens up clearances quite a bit...and needs a few hundred cycles to "wear in"). During the first 10-15 rounds, I got the expected: failure to return to battery. Ejection and feeding seemed fine. I believe it was the mating surfaces between the slide and frame. After 20 rounds....the issue disappeared completely....and the action felt MUCH smoother! The places where the Cerakote was wearing....probably shouldn't have it there anyway!

The little mouse-gun has some decent accuracy. Towards the end, I was shooting 2 1/2 inch groups at 10 yds (see photo)....although, it is shooting just a bit to the right. (however, I'm left-handed....and the fact that this pistol IS so small... I may be pulling my shots with my trigger finger.

The only other modifications I have made were to the trigger and the slide where the two pass over each other as the slide travels rearward. I smoothed-out and rounded the contact surfaces a good bit to cut down on friction. The function is LOADS smoother!

All-in-all...I'm tickled to death at how well it shoots and looks! I'll keep you all posted as things develop!

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All good news! I'm it's running. It looks great!
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All good news! I'm it's running. It looks great!
Thank you, sir!!!
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Looks great.
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