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IOF .32" pistol (Ashani)
Type Semi-automatic pistol
Place of origin India
Production history
Manufacturer Indian Ordnance Factory
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)[1] is a semi-automatic .32 calibre (7.65 mm) pistol designed and manufactured by the Ordnance Factories Board's Gun and Shell Factory. The pistol is manufactured for concealed carry when permitted.


While the Ashani is externally similar to the Browning 1910, its internal mechanism is based on the Colt 1903.[citation needed] The pistol can be cosmetically modified by changing its magazine, barrel, grip, barrel and magazine release button.[1]


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