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Old 09-22-2012, 12:56 PM   #1
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Is there anyone here that knows much about the Argentine 1911's and their value? I know it's a 1952 model and it's in good shape, I just cannot find out much more about it. Any help on value is greatly appreciated.

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Forgot to add the pictures. Hopefully I have provided enough information.

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Is there anyone here that knows much about the Argentine 1911's and their value? I know it's a 1952 model and it's in good shape, I just cannot find out much more about it. Any help on value is greatly appreciated.
Starting at roughly $400 and up on GunBroker depending on condition, history, etc.

Sounds to me like you have something worth hanging onto.


Follow the results of this auction: http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=307496134 Whatever happens there should be interesting information.
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Starting at roughly $400 and up on GunBroker depending on condition, history, etc.

Sounds to me like you have something worth hanging onto.


Follow the results of this auction: http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=307496134 Whatever happens there should be interesting information.
Thanks Gator, I've been following them on Gunbroker a little and it seems as if some sell, some don't. Kinda hit or miss. I can pick this one up for Just over $500 and does not seem like a bad buy at all for a gun that's 60 years old. Just wanted to get more information before I commit to it.
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It's a Colt. Made under license in Argentina on Colt manufacturing equipment. They have gone up in value considerably. If it's in good condition, it's worth $500. any day of the week.

The roll mark indicates that it was an Army pistol. It should say "Ejercito" something or other. Air Force pistols are more scarce. Check the condition carefully. Some were re- arsenaled and are like new. Original pistols are worth more, but are harder to find.

BTW, the sights aren't original. They came with basic G.I. sights. Those look like sh*t and hurt the value.

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Thanks for the info. Notice the front slide serrations too, never seen one with slide serrations.

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Oh yeah, thanks. Those aren't original to the pistol as far as I know. I've never seen a Sistema with them before. I don't think I'd buy that one and I love Sistems's.

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Oh yeah, thanks. Those aren't original to the pistol as far as I know. I've never seen a Sistema with them before. I don't think I'd buy that one and I love Sistems's.
hmm, i'm curious as to why you would not buy it. Even at a great price....?
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Didn't you say it was $500. or am I imagining things? I wouldn't buy it because of the non original sights and the front slide serrations. I don't care for them and would rather have it stock. If you like it, then by all means buy it. It's a personal choice.

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There are quite a few "non-original" features on that pistol. Sights, serations, commander hammer, beavertail safety, extended thumb safety, pachmeyer grips, parkerizing after the metal work. Who knows what else? Who did the work and how good are they?

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