Warning

 

Close

Confirm Action

Are you sure you wish to do this?

Confirm Cancel
Member Login
Posted: 12/15/2005 7:12:55 PM EDT
I know nothing about this pistol. It says ARMI TANFOGLIO GUISEPPE Made in Italy MOD. GT 27 PAT. Cal .25 (DUH) ACP

On the other side it says, DOn nout use without reading the instructions.....
and EXCAM - HIALEAH, FLA.

Where would I find the serial #, and is there somewhere I can look that up and see if it's stolen or something?
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 7:19:54 PM EDT
Not to be an ass but it is probably not a gun you would trust to save your life.......
I have never heard of it myself.
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 7:21:20 PM EDT
No, I don't particullary like it. But it's all I have at the moment. I'd like to be able to look up the specs and what not on it, but I don't know where to start. And I think it's hot....
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 7:21:49 PM EDT
Excam GT-27 ( you kinda answered your own question)
bought in by FIE in the 80s and they called it the titan .25
not sure where the SN should be have not seen one for awhile
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 7:23:25 PM EDT
One of the more reliable cheapo import guns from the 70s- 80s. I used to like them too,



..... but used one to try to kill a rabid racoon. He took all six rounds and was still trying to get up to get at me. PS if you ever see a racoon in the daylight, and he is just walkin around.... He is sick. Kill it with a .45, and be glad you have a good fence. .25acp is better than fist fighting, but is a hold out calibre.
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 7:24:05 PM EDT

Originally Posted By www-glock19-com:
Excam GT-27 ( you kinda answered your own question)
bought in by FIE in the 80s and they called it the titan .25
not sure where the SN should be have not seen one for awhile



How would I know if it were hot or not, providing I could find the SN?
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 7:24:30 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 7:27:48 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/15/2005 7:50:22 PM EDT by techdudenc]
Does it look like this?

S/N should be on left side of pistol, right in front of safety lever.

Excam 25 auto

ETA: local pawnshop or gun shop may run the numbers, if you're friendly with them.

Link Posted: 12/15/2005 8:45:06 PM EDT
I have one! My mom got it for me to put in my purse when I was going to college, so I wouldn't have to leave my gun in the car to get stolen. I still have the box, it says targa delux automatic pistol model GT26 on it and the gun has excam on it. You have to be careful racking the slide that you don't pull it up and off.

It's a tiny gun, better than nothing. It was all my mom could afford to get me.
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 10:04:11 PM EDT

Originally Posted By gitarmac:
I have one! My mom got it for me to put in my purse when I was going to college, so I wouldn't have to leave my gun in the car to get stolen. I still have the box, it says targa delux automatic pistol model GT26 on it and the gun has excam on it. You have to be careful racking the slide that you don't pull it up and off.

It's a tiny gun, better than nothing. It was all my mom could afford to get me.


It is a tiny gun, but it's all I have right now. I'd love to find out more about it, but the links haven't been working for me.
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 10:14:16 PM EDT

Originally Posted By techdudenc:
Does it look like this?

S/N should be on left side of pistol, right in front of safety lever.

Excam 25 auto

ETA: local pawnshop or gun shop may run the numbers, if you're friendly with them.



That link won't work for me. I see where the serial # is now though, thanks. How do I look it up?
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 10:42:04 PM EDT

Originally Posted By gitarmac:
I have one! My mom got it for me to put in my purse when I was going to college, so I wouldn't have to leave my gun in the car to get stolen. I still have the box, it says targa delux automatic pistol model GT26 on it and the gun has excam on it. You have to be careful racking the slide that you don't pull it up and off.

It's a tiny gun, better than nothing. It was all my mom could afford to get me.


Wow, I used to have one too. IIRC, I believe it is one of the few .25s that have an external hammer. Mine didn't even have any grips on it.
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 10:44:19 PM EDT

Originally Posted By techdudenc:
Does it look like this?

S/N should be on left side of pistol, right in front of safety lever.

Excam 25 auto

ETA: local pawnshop or gun shop may run the numbers, if you're friendly with them.



Yes, that's exactly it, but I've got wood on the handle.
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 12:50:07 AM EDT
They work surprisingly well.
As noted above, watch it when you rack the
slide. Pull it straight back;not back and up or
you'll disassemble it.
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 1:00:28 AM EDT
that thing looks neat, i would like to add it to the collection :)
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 1:37:11 AM EDT
I had one for awhile about 10 years ago. Put a few hundred rounds thru it with out a single problem. Fairly accurate (for a .25) and not bad looking, IMHO. Bought it used from a gun shop that was going out of business for $40. They had two of them inthe case at the time. Wish I'd bought both of them...
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 4:12:59 AM EDT

Originally Posted By txwxgirl:

Yes, that's exactly it, but I've got wood on the handle.



sorry but that part is funny...
especially from a girl
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 4:21:38 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 4:34:00 AM EDT
call the local police department and ask them to run the make, model, caliber, and serial # through NCIC
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 4:41:05 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/16/2005 4:43:08 AM EDT by fxntime]

Originally Posted By www-glock19-com:
Excam GT-27 ( you kinda answered your own question)
bought in by FIE in the 80s and they called it the titan .25
not sure where the SN should be have not seen one for awhile



Actually, I have a FIE Titan as a "can't carry a gun, gun". The trigger sucks, but it has surprisingly never failed to feed or fire for the 15 years I have owned it. Only run 50 a year thru the pipe but I carry it when I can't carry a real gun. I got my 40 bucks worth out of it that it costs.

SN# should be on the left side of the frame in front of the safety.
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 5:29:32 AM EDT

Originally Posted By CbtEngr1:

Originally Posted By txwxgirl:

Yes, that's exactly it, but I've got wood on the handle.



sorry but that part is funny...
especially from a girl


Link Posted: 12/16/2005 5:33:02 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 2:06:09 PM EDT
A buddy of mine shot a groundhog in his backyard with a Beretta 25, one of the little tip-up barrel jobbies. He hit it 5 times in the body, and it ran in its hole.

I killed it the next day by waiting until it was out in the middle of the lawn, sneaking off the porch, and then charging it and shooting it with a 16 guage shotgun.
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 2:27:03 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 2:47:35 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 3:00:36 PM EDT
I have the .32 version of that gun. It is a little larger, different frame. The firing pin broke but since I had it replaced it shoots fine. I saw the .32 version at the last gun show, first one I have seen besides mine ever. I prolly wouldn't trust anyones life with it.


ByteTheBullet (-:
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 7:00:37 PM EDT
I'm not going to completely trust it either as far as stopping someone. I read the thread about that cop. That's just sad. But it's better than nothing and I feel better having something right now.
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 10:48:57 PM EDT
Based on it’s location, I’d think the safety only blocks the trigger.

I’d strongly recommend you not carry this thing with a round in the chamber.

Link Posted: 12/16/2005 10:53:10 PM EDT
I had a Tangfoglio GT-380 a long time ago. I never failed to feed, fire or eject.
Top Top