Here is an eminently collectable specimen of the Argentine descendant of the Colt 1911, a Ballester-Molina/Hafdasa .45 ACP pistol with Policia Federal markings that was issued to the Argentine Federal Police in about 1947, from its 60000 range serial number. Barrel and slide serial numbers match, but those are not the same as the frame number, and this is normal on these pistols. The Ballesters did not, of course, always have a grip safety, and this one does not, only its original main safety for right hand shooter. This specimen has undergone more than one refinish, but its lettering is still strong. Grips are Argentine hardwood, replacement but same configuration as the original. Surface detractions are extensive, finish is mostly plain gun metal gray with small amounts of etchy brown. Its only alien marking is the Sarco Importer Stamp on the forward bottom area of the frame, as required by US Law. We rate this Argentine .45 as only Fair, perhaps Good / Refinish; photos, at any rate, should suffice for prospective owners to judge finish grade for themselves. It is mechanically sound. Lateral play to the slide is minimal, really no more than many of its US Made 1911 peers of this period. Hammer stands and safety engages correctly and tightly. Bore shows faint amounts of etchy residue; we estimate than less than 20 percent is affected and the chamber is clean. This is a good steel frame pistol, and it is eminently collectable for its connections to the World War II era and to South American History. It is definitely C&R status, and transferable to California civilians as a federal-status relic. We're offering it for only $ 459.00. Not transferable to non-dealer civilians in Massachusetts. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> $15 lower 48; $40 Alaska, Hawaii or Puerto Rico, USPS Priority, insured with Delivery Confirmation. Don’t let your buddies use your account, that kind of thing smells like felony level straw purchase attempt. GA Pay / MC/Visa/Discover/USPS MO paid orders shipped ASAP. 7 day extra hold on checks. FFL ok by fax, e-mail or mail, please ask your dealer to put your name and the word Ballester on there. 7 day money back on used, no return on NIB, layaway, or ammo. We do not pay transfer fees or return shipping. Lay-away 20% down, balance in 90 days. Phone hours 8:30 – 4:30 CST Mon - Fri CST. Local pickup OK. Robertson Trading Post 117 Front Street PO Box 365 Henderson, Tennessee 38340 We Buy, Sell, or Trade. We always have, since 1952.
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