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I've got a thing for Argentine weapons and have been in the hunt for a 1927 Sistema Colt for some time. Finally last week an auction opportunity for several Argentine weapons came up and I grabbed it. I got two Sistema Colts and two 1909 Argentine Mausers.

Here are the Sistemas (Not great pictures, but I'll post better when they arrive). Both supposed to have matching numbers

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Those look nice! Looks like 1958 Navy and 1955 unmarked. Looks like original finish and grips on both? That's a score; very nice find.

I love these - quality guns. I'd love to have an original condition one like that.
 
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Calfed,

Congratulations ! (There are many collectors that like them !!)

The top one is one of 100 (98401 - 98500) shipped 9 Sep 1958 to General Directorate of Naval Material.

The 2nd one is one of 20 (86591 - 86610) shipped 15 Oct 1955 (there were other shipments on 15 Oct 1955) to General Directorate of Naval Material. (And, it also looks like it needs a correct Left Stock.)

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Where did you get that information? I know where to get annual s/n range but that's quite specific... neat.
 
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You did well.

I remember when the Sistema was big at the Gun Shows 40 years ago. They were half the price of a used Colt and of course cheaper than a USGI

You did well and we are looking for more pictures and a Range Report.
Wish I could go back. The first 1911 I bought myself (e.g., not shooting my dad's or uncle's gun) was a Norinco at a gun show in Fla. in 1993. The Sistemas were around on the tables for about the same price ($225 IIRC), too, but I didn't know what they were and I thought they were clones. I wish some salesman had straightened me out and I'd have bought both - Norinco to mod and the other to leave alone!

Boy that 1909 sure is pretty. I'm not a bolt gun guy but it doesn't take that to appreciate a nice collector's piece.
 
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Thanks, Kam!

Those '09's are in amazing condition for 110 year old rifles.

What amazes me is what you can still get 1911-wise for $400-450. My son jus bought a couple of Tisas 1911's for a bit over $400 each. They are amazing for the price.
Yep, those look nice. I mess with ARs, have a CMP Garand, and my old .22 marlin but that's all for long guns. But it's clear those are special examples of the period. Congrats.

I agree from what I heard about the Tisas. At some point when there's a smoking deal on a model I like I'm going to get one, pretty much just for the safe. Because we all say "well I wish I'd bought a Norinco (or Sistema, etc.) back when..." and I'm sure that's the same case here. It's like, "Are you going to put your money where your mouth is when it's apparent...?" ;)
 
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I love the Sistemas. Here's my 1946 issue...
That's neat. I have one right at 1,000 below that. Not original finish like that, though. So, not to hijack the thread but it seems a good place to ask and I don't think the OP would be offended:

So I JUST put these grips on it, what do you all think? They are bonded ivory faux-stag from Altamont, so a nice density, feel. I think I'm wishy-washy because of the medallion. I had some white plastic vintage Colt ones that I liked, but I wasn't entirely comfortable with the rampant Colt on the technically non-Colt, though I liked the look. (Yes I still need to Park. the new grip screws or get some pre-Park'd. ones).

So This:
Revolver Gun barrel Font Everyday carry Gun accessory


Or this?:
Air gun Trigger Wood Gun barrel Gun accessory
 
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