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IOF .32" pistol (Ashani)
Type Semi-automatic pistol
Place of origin India
Production history
Manufacturer Indian Ordnance Factory
Variants No variant
Weight 680 g (24 oz)
Length 158 mm (6.2 in)
Barrel length 87.37 mm (3.440 in)

Cartridge .32 ACP
Action Simple Blowback
Feed system 8-round detachable box magazine
Sights Fixed open sights

Ashani (also known as IOF .32 pistol) is a semi-automatic .32 calibre (7.65 mm) pistol designed and manufactured by the Gun and Shell Factory, Kolkata Indian Ordnance Factory in India. This is a hammer (concealed within the slide) fired pistol. This is designed for concealed carry and so perfect for civilian use. It has 8 shot capacity with an effective range of 18.27 meters.[1]

Though externally similar to the Browning 1910, its internal mechanism is based on the Colt 1903.[citation needed]


  1. ^ http://www.ofbindia.india.