This is a very fine example of the Colt 1911 A1 manufactured under license with Argentina. The early serial # dates gun to be 1946 manufacture . It looks to be a late import judging from the very small [hard to find] import mark on frame forward of left grip. The FMAP arsenal refinish for export to U.S. market looks to be 100%- no rust, no wear. The black grips are plastic [I think] in 100% condition. Has correct cross hatch checkering on hammer,trigger,safety lever, and slide stop lever. The barrel is bright with strong lands. All serial numbers with the exception of the mag, match- but is correct Argentine mag. not late U.S.. Gun function is excellent and is very solid and tight. An excellent quality. C&R eligible.
In 1927, the Argentina Arsenal "DGFM-FMAP" began manufacturing the Model 1911A1. These guns were made in Argentina under license from Colt, with Colt machinery, and with help from Colt engineers, and are known as Model 1927 Systema Colt. The pistols were manufactured in accordance with Colt's 1927 drawings. THEY ARE EXACT COPIES of Colt's 1927 pistols (identical to US military M1911A1 pistols) except for very minor differences. The parts were interchangeable. The only noticeable differences were the markings, grips, black oxide bluing, a sharp edge on the rear of the hammer, and a sharp edge on the heel of the grip safety. Triggers were solid as on the 1927 Colts , and the checkering on the mainspring housing was changed from Colt type cut checkering to indented checkering.
If you have long wanted a military M1911A1 style pistol but have been put off by the expense, then the Systema Colt's represent the value and quality you have been searching for! These are excellent shooters with an interesting history behind them, at a reasonable price.
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