|Place of origin||Fraser, Michigan, United States|
|Used by||LEOs, detectives, citizens|
|Designer||Robert Bauer Sr.|
|Manufacturer||Bauer Firearms Co.|
|Unit cost||Initially around $100|
|Weight||.284 kg (0.63 lb) with empty magazine (10 OZ)|
|Length||102.5 mm (4.04 in) (4")|
|Barrel length||53.3 mm (2.10 in)|
|Width||25.5 mm (1.00 in)|
|Height||70.5 mm (2.78 in)|
|Muzzle velocity||760–1100 fps depending on bullet weight|
|Effective firing range||10 meters|
|Maximum firing range||25 meters|
|Feed system||6-round detachable box magazine (.25 ACP)|
|Sights||Fixed, integral machined in the slide.|
The Bauer Automatic is an American-made copy of the Baby Browning. Made of stainless steel, they are chambered in .25 ACP with a six-round magazine capacity. The Bauer was manufactured in Fraser, Michigan from 1972–1984. The pistol was marketed as the Fraser-25 from 1984 to 1986.
The Bauer .25 Automatic was made of precision machined 416 stainless steel investment castings and fitted by hand. The pistol features a two-position thumb safety. One position locks the slide while the other position locks the slide in the disassembly position, allowing the user to rotate the barrel clock-wise 45 degrees and remove the entire slide (rather than counterclockwise-as is the case with the FN Baby Browning pistol, to avoid copyright infringement claims from FN).
Factory options included "white pearl" (plastic) or wood grips, and a variety of holsters. An engraved version was manufactured for the Bicentennial in 1976.
Many parts interchange with the FN Baby Browning, including grips, magazines, and various internal parts.
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