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Old 02-08-2012, 08:56 PM
Jeffress77 Jeffress77 is offline
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Do 1970s-1980s Llamas use the series 70 slide/frame??

Someone wants to buy a 1911 slide from me, but he is unsure if it will fit his 1970-1980 Llama frame. These slides are standard 70 series slides, but I have no idea if it will mate up with the Llama...
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Old 02-08-2012, 09:03 PM
H-D H-D is offline
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my dad had a Llama , the slide would not fit on a 1911 frame I do not remember if it was a .45 though it may have been a 9mm, there are always llama slides on gunbroker and ebay though
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Old 02-09-2012, 12:08 AM
Peter B Peter B is offline
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The Llama merely looks something like a 1911. Some of their own parts don't even interchange. I've made grips for 4 different small frame Llama Especials and the grips were not interchangeable. The hole spacing was different on each one.
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Old 02-09-2012, 12:19 AM
Brian R. Brian R. is offline
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The Llamas I'm familiar with have a grip safety firing pin lock-out.
"What we got here is a failure to communicate."
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Old 02-09-2012, 03:42 PM
larryf1952 larryf1952 is offline
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I have a late '90's Llama Max-I C/F. It's a 1911 STYLE gun, but it's not a 1911. Many of the older Llamas had a vent rib slide, and Llama used exposed extractors. I seriously doubt that a true Colt Series 70 slide would fit a Llama.
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Old 02-09-2012, 04:46 PM
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Like the others have said the Llamas are not true 1911 pistols. They are cosmetically very similar but that's about it.
Avoid the temptation to replace everything on your brand-new 1911 just to make it "better". Know what you're changing out and why. You may spend a lot of money fixing things that weren't broken to begin with. Shoot at least 500 rounds through it first, then decide what you don't like and want to improve. Regarding vintage 1911s, pre-1946 pistols are highly collectible in original, unaltered condition and should NEVER be refinished or modified as it completely ruins their monetary value.
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