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Old 04-04-2018, 12:21 AM
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I posted a question about another pistol on the "Unusual Argentine Sistema?" thread. Please read and comment. It is very unusual to me.
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Old 06-02-2018, 10:42 AM
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Los territorios nacionales sistema

Hi folks,

Cross posting here for added visibility...

Just received this 45, bought it for the cool National Territories roll mark. Iím kind of a nut for Argentina, especially Tierra del,Fuego (formerly los Territorios Nacionales in 1949-50 at the time this pistol was made).

Interested in any help IDing the partially obliterated import mark. Obviously the gun has been refinished. Can anyone tell if itís a post-import job or done in Argentina? Any insight into when it was imported?

My first 45. Mechanically seems perfect, bore cleaned up nice and shiny and sharp. Little internal wear. One weird thing. All my other Argentine firearms are covered in markings, practically every little piece. This gun has zero marks internally, at least what I could see with it fieldstripped.

All help very much appreciated!
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Old 07-02-2018, 12:16 PM
Sergio Natali Sergio Natali is offline
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Argentine COLT Model 1916

I've found this Model 1916 one of the 1,000 made in 1915 has got a wrong slide stop lever and grips and with unusual inspection initials in a small square, for sale at the equivalent price of about 3,000 $
I was about to grab it but I wasn't too conviced about it so I left it where it was.
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Old 08-13-2018, 11:48 AM
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Does anyone know if the 1933 Buenos Aires Police contract Colts were shipped with commercial walnut grips?
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Old 08-14-2018, 04:18 AM
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Does anyone know if the 1933 Buenos Aires Police contract Colts were shipped with commercial walnut grips?
Texraid,

The 5,320 pistols in the C165000 to C171000 serial number range? Yes, most likely, they shipped with period walnut stocks.

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Old 02-25-2019, 12:35 AM
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colt45acp - Looks like a pretty clean example of a pretty rare (1 of 1000) Colt Commercial variation, sold to Argentina through Colt's British Agent, I think (notice the spelling of Caliber - Brit!). Most I have seen are pretty used up. A slide stop and grips should not be too hard to come up with to be 100%, and the barrel, frame and slide are all serial numbered, of course.

I have no idea about value today - just know these things have sure taken off in price in the last ten years. CC
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Old 03-11-2019, 12:27 AM
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Quick question on a 1933 Hartford Argentine Colt, The "Policia Federal" Stamp was this used on these early C166xxx serial number pistols? I read that they were used on later production pistols. Anyone that might have one in the same serial number range that can verify if this is correct I would appreciate it.
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Old 03-12-2019, 09:52 PM
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Pappy1600, I have 1932 Hartford Colt(C163xxx) with the rollmark "PoliciaDelaCapital" above the Colt stampings of the left side of slide. I have the Colt letter stating it was sent in a lot of 300 to an Argentine distributor. Best I can do to help.
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Old 06-08-2019, 05:37 AM
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Correct barrel for a 1916

Does anybody know what sort of barrel should have a "Pistola Colt Modelo Argentino 1916"?
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Old 06-08-2019, 01:56 PM
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The original barrel has the same serial as the weapon itself, visible across top of barrel. Any older or modern 1911 colt 45 barrel fits the pistol.

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Old 08-02-2019, 01:50 PM
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Sistema Colt Arriving Today

Taking delivery, whenever the Big Brown Truck gets here, of a 1955 Sistema, an Argentine Air Force pistol. (Partial to Air Force, since I am retired USAF.) Already have several M1911A1s and Ballester Molina/Rigauds, but this is my first Sistema Colt.
Anything I should look for or be aware of? What is the four-digit number appearing near the s/n?
Photo is from the seller; hope to post better one(s) when I have it in hand. Anxious to shoot!
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Old 08-02-2019, 04:53 PM
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Taking delivery, whenever the Big Brown Truck gets here, of a 1955 Sistema, an Argentine Air Force pistol. (Partial to Air Force, since I am retired USAF.) Already have several M1911A1s and Ballester Molina/Rigauds, but this is my first Sistema Colt.
Anything I should look for or be aware of? What is the four-digit number appearing near the s/n?
Photo is from the seller; hope to post better one(s) when I have it in hand. Anxious to shoot!
I'm new here,found this site because I took delivery of Air Force sistema today,sn 9643X and was wondering about the numbers after sn,I was told they were Argentine Air Force units(or something)that they belong to? My number is 4974
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Old 08-05-2019, 06:16 PM
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AF Sistema Arrived

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Taking delivery, whenever the Big Brown Truck gets here, of a 1955 Sistema, an Argentine Air Force pistol. (Partial to Air Force, since I am retired USAF.) Already have several M1911A1s and Ballester Molina/Rigauds, but this is my first Sistema Colt.
Anything I should look for or be aware of? What is the four-digit number appearing near the s/n?
Photo is from the seller; hope to post better one(s) when I have it in hand. Anxious to shoot!
I have it now, but it needs a good cleaning. The finish seems quite good, with a deep lustrous black polished 'blueing', minor nicks and scuffs here and there, and some holster wear around the slide muzzle area, but otherwise very nice. Between the mag release button and the grip panel is what I assume to be an import notation? It's the tiniest little font I have ever seen and is unreadable even with a magnifying class: four little groups of letters. First letter in first group might be a 'J'. Last letter in fourth group might be an 'A'.
Really like that AF crest!
Magazine is correct, but not matching. Anybody need a magazine with s/n 86960? ...Or is it upside-down 09698?
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Old 08-08-2019, 06:47 AM
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I have it now, but it needs a good cleaning. The finish seems quite good, with a deep lustrous black polished 'blueing', minor nicks and scuffs here and there, and some holster wear around the slide muzzle area, but otherwise very nice. Between the mag release button and the grip panel is what I assume to be an import notation? It's the tiniest little font I have ever seen and is unreadable even with a magnifying class: four little groups of letters. First letter in first group might be a 'J'. Last letter in fourth group might be an 'A'.
Really like that AF crest!
Magazine is correct, but not matching. Anybody need a magazine with s/n 86960? ...Or is it upside-down 09698?
Looks like a fine pistol!
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Old 08-16-2019, 12:18 PM
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I'm new here,This is my Air Force gal.
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Old 01-17-2020, 04:00 PM
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I wanted to add my recently inherited 1927 to this thread in case someone could learn something from it.

This one is from 1946 and has the little brass/gold Colt stamp which I haven't seen in this thread. Is there a chance it has aftermarket grips or are they special? All the numbers match too!
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