Picked this up today, Gunbroker buy. The SN dates to 1946. The plan is to try it out today or tomorrow, so far it looks good.
Ah, a mil surp option to the $1,000 CMP 1911 I gotThere is some wear, this one shows ‘Naval Service’ by the markings. The seller said it was looked over by a gunsmith before the sale. Yes, that could be almost anything. It’s a way to get into a 1940’s ‘1911’(more or less) at 1/2 price of a US GI gun. At least that’s part of my thinking. All serial numbered parts match, including the magazine, which is rare. The grips are not original.
My milsurp collecting Son had his ideas in the pot too.
They're well made, and the only notable difference between them and a 1911A1 is the elimination of the grip safety.Well there you go. Always a good feeling when a new old gun performs as hoped
Kudos to you for finding something different. I'm not familiar, that's made in Spain or Argentina?
Argentina, with oversight by Colt engineers.
According to this info, it was the Sistema Colt Modelo 1927 itself a licensed copy of the Colt M1911A1, that was built under the supervision of Colt engineers.. I had also found that during my research when I bought a Sistema Colt a few years back. The BM was built as a cheaper substitute for the Sistema