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Posted: 11/9/2003 8:23:37 AM EDT
I'm trying to find out information on a particular pistol for a friend. Its a Llama Gold .32 ACP pistol, with Mother of Pearl grips. My friend said that it likely came from the 1920's or 1930's. Its with the original silk lined case with book. Their wondering about the history of the pistol and what its value would be. If anyone has some information it would be appreciated.
Link Posted: 11/9/2003 8:59:20 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/9/2003 9:01:16 AM EDT by sig_230]
Probably very new. The guns of the Eibar region (STAR, Llama & Astra) usually carry proof marks. Here is a link to some info on proof stamps from that area.

Eibar Proof Marks

Eibar Region Year of Proof Codes

The Llamas, even if it does turn out to be older, never carried a very high value. Of the three bigger manufacturers, STAR and ASTRA were at the top with Llama a good distance behind. The closest thing today would be comparing a SiG 230 to the Bersa. They were good handguns but not considered in the top tier.

In addition to the proof marks, take a good look at the book. Does it use offset printing? Is it in color? Is it stapled, folded or string bound? Is there a date or copyright in it?
Link Posted: 11/9/2003 11:13:23 AM EDT
Value on this, as in any pimp gun, would be very little, probably less than $100.
Link Posted: 11/9/2003 4:35:19 PM EDT
Thanks for the replies you guys.
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