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1939 Ballester-Riguad

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by jrs93accord, Jun 11, 2010.


  1. jrs93accord

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    I finally have a Ballester-Rigaud to round out my Argentinian 1911 collection.

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    My Argentines

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    Colt Model 1927 Ejercito Argentino (1 of 10,000 made by Colt in 1927 for the Argentine Army)
    Sistema Colt (1954)
    Ballester-Rigaud (1939)
    Ballester-Molina (1947)
     

    Wanna kill these ads? We can help!
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  2. bac1023

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    They look great James.

    Congrats! :cool:
     

  3. gruntmedik

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  4. Tactical black

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    Is your addiction got you up to one a day yet:supergrin:

    Congrats that's a fine set you have there.
     
  5. MD357

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    Very cool collection you've got there.
     
  6. bac1023

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    James, the Riguad looks to be a Molina with larger sights. Is that pretty much the deal? :dunno:
     
  7. faawrenchbndr

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    Looks great,.....you Guys are killin me! :faint:
     
  8. jrs93accord

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    That is what it looks like. I can see no other differences between the two models that I have.
     
  9. bac1023

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    Cool :cool:
     
  10. keninnavarre

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    Very nice collection. Where do you come up with these? I hardly ever see Argentine 1911s around. I dont remember the last one I saw for sale. Auction sites?
     
  11. jrs93accord

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    I visit the GT Want Ads, the AR15 Equipment Exchange, and a few other forum want ad sections daily to look for good buys and interesting guns. It all boils down to perseverence and luck. I have been lucky a few times. I did make two finds at gunshows (Ballester-Molina and the Sistema Colt).
     
  12. samuse

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    I remember seeing some of those at gunshows when I was a little kid. I kinda knew what a 1911 was, those memories are pretty fuzzy.
     
  13. Jim Watson

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    The only pictures of Ballester Rigauds that I have been able to find show sights no different from the Ballsester Molina or same period Colt or Systema. I think somebody wanted sights he could see along with the reblue.
     
  14. jrs93accord

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    That could be. There is no telling when that was done. I can tell it was reblued. It looks nicer than my Molina.
     
  15. jethro21

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    Am I blind or is there no grip safety on that pistol?

    edit: I know nothing about Argentinian 1911s
     
  16. jrs93accord

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    You are not blind.
     
  17. bac1023

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    The top two in the group pic are 1911s. The bottom two are not, but close.