My Grandfather gave me his old pocket pistol from when he was a kid for Christmas.
He told me that he bought it off a deputy sheriff, who apparently got it from a woman who had bought it to kill her husband but later changed her mind and gave it to him and asked him to sell it.
It shoots .25ACP. I'm not sure exactly what it is, though. It's semi-auto and holds 6 rounds per magazine.
The poor thing was practically rusted out. I worked with the slide a bit and it seemed functional.
I took it out in the backyard and fired one round into the ground to see if it worked, and the answer is yes. It still works. I sprayed it down with WD-40 to help work the rust off of it. I'ma let it sit out all night and come back to it in the morning.
I'll be sure to post some pics later and see if any of you know anything about it. It has slide markings but I can't even read them. All I can really make out is "Automatique" or something.
All in all it was a Merry Christmas, for sure.