# 80564 is 1954 production. The "A" appears to have been applied after the fact.
This was the most common answer amongst my findings. I was unsure after reading a couple of threads that stated only two shipments were sent to CFS in 1954. First shipment of 100 was serial numbers A80724 to A80823. Second shipment of 100 was A81051 to A81150. Have'nt seen anything with a CFS stamp with that early of serial number.# 80564 is 1954 production. The "A" appears to have been applied after the fact.
Wouldn't the organization it was destined to serve be the CFS (Consejo Federal de Seguridad)? Which translates to Federal Council for/of Security.I have the booklet "MILITARY PISTOLS OF ARGENTINA" published by Alex Gherovici and if there's a better reference for the 1927 Argentine pistols, I'm unaware of it. Mr. Gherovici is only able to specifically date one serial number range to a specific year and that is serial numbers in the range of 76000 were manufactured in 1952. Thus it's quite possible that yours was made in 1953. He also identifies your specific slide markings as possibly having been made for commercial sales as there is no markings indicating for which organization it was destined to serve; e.g., "Ejercito Argentino", "Policia Federal", "P. N. M." etc.
You are correct and I did, in fact, edit my post but for some reason it didn't take. According to Gherovici, C.F.S. translates to "Federal Council of Security". The first 1927 I purchased was marked "P.N.M." for National Maritime Police (Coast Guard) and the .22LR conversion model I later bought is marked for the Buenos Aires police. I also have one that is as close to new as you're likely to find. It shows no signs of ever having been fired. All numbers, including the magazine, match.Wouldn't the organization it was destined to serve be the CFS (Consejo Federal de Seguridad)? Which translates to Federal Council for/of Security.
The purplish red color is usually caused by the type of steel used, the heat treatment involved and sometimes the strength of the bluing solution. It's fairly common on Mauser made Lugers on extractors and ejectors in particular.Beautiful pistol. That is one of the nicest examples I have seen. What do you think the reddish coloring on the trigger is?