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Thread: Policia de Buenos Aires

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    Question Policia de Buenos Aires

    What can you tell me about a Colt that had the inscription on it's right side stating Propertia Policia de Beunos Aires with colt grips?

    Is this just a bunch of peices put together or did these actually exist?
    I saw it at a shop this weekend while on a small road trip.
    What could it be worth as a shooter in rough form?

    I know this is little to go on but it is all I know thus far.
    If positive feedback comes in, I could go back for it.

    Thanks.

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    We'll need more than that to offer an opinion. Colt? Are you sure? What was the serial range and how/where was it marked?
    The only change most people should make regarding their old .45's today is to leave them alone.

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    Such things exist. It remains to be determined if the gun you saw is a real Colt Argentinean contract pistol.

    http://www.coolgunsite.com/images/19...ina%20Army.htm

    http://www.cruffler.com/JLD.html (This one is probably out of date, but the historical discussion of the Modelo 1927 remains valid)

    http://www.sightm1911.com/1911Production.htm
    Hawkmoon
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    Smile Found: Thanks very much

    Quote Originally Posted by Hawkmoon
    Such things exist. It remains to be determined if the gun you saw is a real Colt Argentinean contract pistol.

    According to that great information, Hawkmoon, this particular gun was part of the post 1933 Argentina contract for the police. It was blued with what seemed like the original finish. Thank you for the information.
    Still learning,
    Landchipper

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    Sounds like a find ... but I don't think I'd regard it as a shooter. Depending on condition, I would either keep it as-is, or if it's really rough I'd look into a restoration.
    Hawkmoon
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    Last edited by Hawkmoon; 4th January 2009 at 12:07.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawkmoon
    Sounds like a find ... but I don't think I'd regard it as a shooter. Depending on condition, I would either keep it as-is, or if it's really rough I'd look into a restoration.
    I came to this same conclusion and decided that since my budget is very limited that I would walk away and find another for a shooter. It was a great learning piece for me however. Thanks for all your help. Still Searching and ever learning. Landchipper

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    What was the asking price?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doran
    What was the asking price?
    $550 firm was the number I was given.

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    Good price if original finish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doran
    Good price if original finish.
    I fealt that it was not in good enough shape to command such a price given the
    "Blue Book" value assigned to those guns as the only interchangeable items are the slide and barrel with 1911's. The finish was original (or it looked it to me) but needed serious restoration and coinage that I do not have the resources of right now.
    Maybe for the sake of historical records someone will take and care for it as a preservation item. It sure taught me a great deal about 1911's.

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