I have a Soc. It. Flli Galesi-Brescia-Cal.6.35. Can you tell me the value of this firearm?
You will need to provide additional information in order for the forum experts to make a determination as to value;
and close up pictures would also be nice if you have the capabilities.
i have a Soc.it.flli Galesi-Brescia-cal 6.35
good to fair condition
white handles with silver AG stamp
does have the clip
Relook at your gun again as the 22 has XXll and the 25 should have XXV. XXIV stands for 24 so you might be looking at it wrong. I have been told that both are worth about 200 to 300 dollars, but of course it depends on the condition.
Perhaps I can help clear up a bit of confusion. The roman numerals on the Galesi pistols were a date code. Deadhorse's XXIV would've been made in 1968. In 1954 they started with X, 1955 was XI, 1956 was XII, and so on through 1974 (*****). Usually found on the right side of the frame over or behind the trigger. I have a 1967 model, and the XXIII is directly behind the trigger.
In 1975, they changed to a letter code with AA for that year, and the following through their last year of production in 1991: 1975=AA, 1976=AB, 1977=AC, 1978=AD, 1979=AE, 1980=AF, 1981=AH, 1982=AI, 1983=AL, 1984=AM, 1985=AN, 1986=AP, 1987=AS, 1988=AT, 1989=AW, 1990=AZ, 1991=BA.
For what it's worth...
need a clip for above it has a plastic bottom on clip
Click on the below link and scroll down to Magazines / Clips. There are a few web-sites listed that may have what you are looking for.
I have this same weapon. A friend gave me this for cleaning. I was looking at numerols on the side and it has XXI. The gun is in really good shape, just alittle dirty. I tried to take apart as to the links you provided, but doesnt seem to work. Can you tell me some info on this pistol and the worth? Above the XXI is a circle with a star in it. Also above that it has what looks like some type of shield and another circle star above that. Serial # 413733. 6.35 Cal.
I ALSO POSTED HERE, THEN SEEN YOUR POST. I ALSO HAVE THE SAMR GUN AS YOU (XXl) JUST BEHIND TRIGGER. SER#-412326
I POSTED PICS INCASE YOU WANT TO LOOK AND COMPARE? HAVE YOU FOUND OUT ANYTHING ABOUT IT YET? WHEN YOU DO PLEASE LET ME KNOW AT <email>
THANKS A BUNCH,
MINE HAS --- XXl--- stamped just behind the trigger--- what year would that be? Also as for the price of it? I have a guy that wants to trade me for his ROSSI 357 BLUE brandnew in the box. Should i trade? His gun retails for he around $300 i think???
XXI is a 1965 model. Unless I had some sort of personal attachment to the gun, I'd do the swap for the Rossi. I paid $50 for mine, and I've never see one go for more than a very optimistic $200.
Just my opinion...I'm sure I'm going to hear from a bunch of enraged Italian pocket pistol collectors with torches and pitchforks.
THanks so much for the info!
And as for the enraged Italian pocket pistol packers,coming after you, just hope that you are packing something stronger that this little Italian pea-shooter, when they catch up with you!>>> LOL :0)
I have a Soc. It. Flli Galesi-Drescia-Cal .6.35 XXIII the modle number is 440907, is it possible for you to tell or send me a video on how to clean and maintain is?
If you go to:
You will find toward the bottom of the page a picture of the original factory instructions (with pictures) to disassemble and reassemble your 1967 Model 6. English instructions are on the lower left.
Any questions, just ask.
So if I have a xxIII it's a .22 cal?
XXIII is the date code meaning it was made in 1967.
Does your pistol say 6.35 anywhere on the slide? If it does, it's a 25 ACP (also called 25 auto). If it's a different number, let me know and I'll try to identify it for you.
Hi James - can you email me at <email> - I just received a soc.it.filli galesi-brescia-cal.22 it is a 1964 model XX.. Serial number 124236 - I was able to take it apart as shown on a link.. My question really pertains to ammo.. I have 22 shorts but they are too small.. I also have 22 Mini Mag ( Think 22 Long Rifle ) they seem to be too long... Trying to figure out if a 22 long would be what is needed for this gun.. it is a sweet little gun and would be perfect for my daughter as a concealed in her pocketbook.. any info would be appreciated.. sorry about email addy - would not use without spaces
To be perfectly honest, I've never heard of a .22 long used in this gun. On the other hand, .22 LR is longer than a .25 ACP and a .25 ACP is longer than a .22 short. .22 longs are just about unheard of any more, but if you find someone who'll let you borrow a .25 ACP (6.35 mm) round, I'll bet it might just fit. Does the gun actually say .22 on it? The caliber should be stamped on the left side of the slide.
Best of luck, and let me know if I can help further.
Thanks for the fast reply - YES - it actually says cal 22.. There are approx. 4 bullets in the mag and they are shorter then my 22 mags and longer then the shorts - are you saying it might be possible to shoot a 25 thru it? I am more familiar with 9MM handguns that is why I am looking into this one.. Whne I was looking on google - it said the gun used 22 long.. Guessing from your comment they decided to stop making the 22 long and just the short and LR....
Thanks a bunch, yes it does say 6.35.
Just because I've never heard of something doesn't mean it doesn't exist. Two Old Dogs brought it to my attention just before you replied, so I went back to my well-worn 1965 Gun Digest and found this:
"Armi Galesi Automatics - Hammerless semi-auto pistols in 22 S, L or 25 Auto, 6 shot. Smooth with plastic grips with finger indents. Blued finish. Atlas Arms, importer. 25 Auto..$29.50, Chromed..$32.75
22 S or L ..$30.50, Chromed..$34.00.
Also, chambered for 22 LR, 15 1/2 oz., 5 1/2" over-all.
I guess an old dog can teach me a new trick!
Good luck on finding 22 Long ammo.
thanks James - I'm thinking about trying a 22 LR with 29 grain bullet - just might do the trick since MY 40 grain are a tad too long.. Appreciate your help
My guess is the case shoulder of the LR cartridge will be too long in relation to the base. Let me know how it works out. If it does fit, I wouldn't use hot .22's in it, though.
thanks James - actually I have a 22 long and a 22 LR Hot load - the case is exact same - the problem I have is the 40+ grain bullet on the LR is longer then the 29 grain long... if a 29 grain LR is same size - should work - I shall let you know what I come up with.. there has to be something that will work..
I have a Soc.It.Flli Galesi-Brescia-Cal.6.35 Can you figure date XXII, serial 428491 Thanks and I also need an extra mag....
should be approx. 1966
If you still have this( edited due to prohibited activity)
Really... How many posts do you have to read that says no buying and selling til it sinks in.
FYI - I eas able to come up with a brick of 22 longs that worked great in the gun... I was wonderign if you could help me again - I'm looking for a few spare magazines for the gun and was hoping that gun book has the info on which magazine I need ?? I can find several 22 long magazines for a Galesi but not 100% sure which are for which models???
thanks - Wayne
I'm basing all this on my belief you have a model 6. If that's the case, www.gunpartscorp.com (AKA Numrich) has them under part number 219770A. They aren't cheap at $31.60 each, but bear in mind it's a part for a 1964 vintage gun that hasn't been imported since 1968.
I have the same problem finding magazines for my 1968 Beretta 950 Minx.
Hope it helps.