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Argentine Sistema Colt 1927

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Okiegunner, Nov 13, 2012.

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  1. Okiegunner

    Okiegunner Member

    Jan 19, 2012
    As I have stated before, I kind of like off-beat, military type forearms.

    I currently own quite a few 9s and a few .40s, but I do not currently own a 1911 type pistol. At one time, I did own a Michigan Armament "Combat Guardian", however it has long since been sold many years ago.

    Sarco Firearms currently has Sistema Colt 1927 model for sale. $499 for "best" grade ($399.00 for lowest grade). These were supposedly made under license on Colt machinary and using Colt plans. These pistols seem to be harder and harder to find, and keep going up in price from one year to the next.

    New recoil and firing pin springs, and new magazine if requested. Arsenal refinished or original (whatever is left) blue.

    Pistol would run $399-499 +$9.50 S/H + $10.00 ffl.

    Anyone own one of these?
    Last edited: Nov 13, 2012
  2. hatchetbearer

    hatchetbearer Member

    Nov 9, 2007
    SE Ohio,Yuma, Arizona
    I own two. Buy them or I will. I have one with 35% finish i bought from allan's armory, and another i purchased off a THR member in near mint condition.

    Things that are expected with all of them are dented rear sights on the left side, and a bent lanyard loop. both are still functional, just aesthetics. Sights are set for a 6 O'Clock hold so learning the POI was tricky for me.
  3. oneounceload

    oneounceload member

    Apr 24, 2008
    Hot and Humid FL
    I sold one for a friend - $350, interesting with no backstrap safety
  4. GBExpat

    GBExpat Member

    Nov 5, 2007
    Rural, far beyond the beltway, Northern Virginia,

    I have had an Argentine Sistema for almost 10 years. It is just like a Colt Government Model.

    I would focus closely on the actual condition of these Sarco pistols. Nothing against Sarco, I just remember the last batch of these things coming in several years ago ... most (all?) of them turned out to be in pretty sad shape.

  5. bannockburn

    bannockburn Member

    Apr 24, 2007

    Sure you're not thinking about a Ballester Molina? After production was finished on the Sistema Colt Modelo 1927, the Argentine government decided on producing their own version of the M1911A1. The primary differences of the Balester Molina included a different shaped hammer, a pivoting trigger, slight variations to the grip frame, and the removal of the grip safety.
  6. Japle

    Japle Member

    Feb 28, 2005
    I have three of them. One is in great shape and is living in the safe. One was pretty nice and I rebuilt it into an excellent combat/target gun.


    One was pretty worn …


    …and I replaced the sights, trigger, safety, grips and some other internals, making it a nice range gun.

    They can be customized just like any pre-war Colt.
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