So on my way to the range I hit a gun shop and see a 1911 old one fixed metal sights a1 I guess. Have georgia, vt on the frame but then I saw colt cal. 11.25mm . I did. Quick Google search cause I was in a hurry found out its an Argentine gun only made till maybe 1924-66 if I remember right? Had what looked like Argentine stamp and a bunch of letter stamped on top the slide. First forums on Google showed someone paid 325$ for a decent condition one. This one had a life of plastic grip cracked off and a little slide damage other than that was good. They wanted 569$. Another website said that was the closest 1911 copy at the time. Did I pass up a good find? Should I throw in offer in? What say the hive.
I would of done the same.
Argentine Sistemas were licensed copies of Colts from the 1927 era. That is why they are called Modelo 1927
They were sold as cheap surplus for around $250 about 10 years ago and the price has slowly risen.
Without any pictures it is hard to know if all the parts are correct or if it has been refinished.
pay $500 for an original finish Sistema with a few dings, but lots of them have been refinished over time.
So as it stands now, $569 No Go
Finish is about worn off glad I passed. Maybe when it goes down to 300$ I may throw them an offer. Doubt it will move hi point seems to be the only seller at shops around here.
agree overpriced. I had one at one time and it worked well. I paid under 300 for it back maybe 6 years ago. You also have to make sure it is not a ballester- molina- which looks like a 1911 but follows more of a spanish star pattern of design without grip safety. these are valued even less than the systema's. If the gun you are talking about had DGFM-FMAP on the slide then it was overpriced. (systema). on the other hand Colt made some guns for Argentina under contract- if it was a true Colt with a C serial number prefix then it would have been a good deal.
Be glad you passed, you can a Springfield Mil Spec for that price.