Here is an eminently collectable specimen of the Argentine descendant of the Colt 1911, a Ballester-Molina/Hafdasa .45 ACP pistol that was issued to the Argentine Federal Police in about 1947, from its 60000 range serial number. 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 $ 379.00. Not transferable to non-dealer civilians in Massachusetts. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> $12 shipping handguns lower 48; $40 handguns Alaska, Hawaii or Puerto Rico, USPS Priority Mail, insured with Delivery Confirmation. Don’t let your buddies use your account, that kind of thing smells like felony level straw purchase attempt. MC/Visa/Discover/USPS MO paid orders shipped same day. 7 day hold on checks. Please Note that C&R Handguns, as concealable weapons, must transfer through an 01 or 02 FFL in the States of California, Delaware, and New Jersey; in the District of Colombia; and in the cities of Boston MA, Newark NJ, New York City and Chicago IL. Hawaii, New York, and New Jersey buyers must transfer any C&R firearm through an 01 or 02 FFL. Maryland C&Rs also need to furnish their Regulated Firearm Collector License. Illinois C&Rs please include a copy of your ISP FOID Card. FFL ok by fax, e-mail or mail. We offer 7 day money back on used guns and items, but No Returns on New in Box guns or on Lay-aways or ammo. We do not pay transfer fees or return shipping. We accept lay-away with 20% down, balance in 90 days - lay aways not refundable, though. Internet phone hours 8:30 – 4:30 CST Mon - Fri CST. Local pickup available. Robertson Trading Post 117 Front Street PO Box 365 Henderson, Tennessee 38340 We Buy, Sell, or Trade. We always have, since 1952.
$12 lower 48; $40 AK, HI, PR, USPS Priority. 7 day money back on used items, but No Returns on NIB, Lay-away, or Ammo. Lay-away OK, 20% down, 90 days to pay. We Buy, Sell, or Trade; we always have, since 1952.
We Buy, Sell, or Trade. Always have.
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