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Thread: My last remaining Sistema Colt...

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    My last remaining Sistema Colt...



    Got this one from SARCO Inc several years ago...Drove to the Easton, PA store and picked 2 of them from several they had on display. Both were well used and showed little finish, but they were about $340 each, so I got 2 of them. This one has a GREAT trigger, so I cleaned it up, replaced the recoil spring and plug, and the firing pin spring, stop and the pin itself, and replaced the worn grips with the brown composition grips as seen...Mag is whatever I had...they all work in this pistol.

    This one has been TOTALLY reliable and extremely accurate. I have been selling off my guns because of advancing age, and this is my last 1911 type, but it's staying here.
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    It looks great, definitely a keeper. Did you refinish it?
    Too many people miss the silver lining because they're expecting gold.
    M. Setter
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    That logo for one of the last Sistemas.
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    dogngun (6th January 2016)


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    Quote Originally Posted by Spyros View Post
    It looks great, definitely a keeper. Did you refinish it?
    Took some spots of brown off and gave it a VERY light Birchwood Casey paste blue, just to even it out a little. This thing really shoots...Could not believe it. Still the factory barrel, too.
    I have it in a Vietnam era black US flap holster..seems right at home. My second last .45 ACP pistol - the other one is Star Firestar Compact.

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    The 1927 Argentines are, IMO, as good as it gets in a GI model 1911A1. Mine is like the OP's... accurate and as reliable as any 1911 I've ever shot.
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    Many decades ago these were cheap then the prices soared. Colt made it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1911crazy View Post
    Many decades ago these were cheap then the prices soared. Colt made it.
    No they didn't. This is an Argentine 'Sistema Colt'. Not a commercial Colt sent to Argentina.
    Too many people miss the silver lining because they're expecting gold.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spyros View Post
    No they didn't. This is an Argentine 'Sistema Colt'. Not a commercial Colt sent to Argentina.
    Spyros is right. Colt sold the machinery and the rights to make these pistols to Argentina and they were made there as Sistema Colt pistols...Colt "system" or type, made under Colt license.
    I started shooting the 1911 in the Vietnam era, and the two most reliable and accurate pistols of that type I have ever fired are my just sold Charles Daly / Armscor and this one. I decided o keep this one because it is true to the old original.

    I'm going on 69 years old and taking this one along into my old age.

    And, Spyros, it resembles your logo here, which I just realized... This one cost around $350 when I drove over to SARCO a few years ago to look around.
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    My logo is from an early M1911, once posted by Scott Gahimer, used with his permission. Later I tried photographing the same logo as re-introduced briefly by Colt, in its centennial reproductions, but none of my photos were as good as Scott's, so...
    Too many people miss the silver lining because they're expecting gold.
    M. Setter

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    Yep, manufactured in Argentina and as well made as anything Colt turned out in Hartford. The quality control seems to have been outstanding.
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