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Old 12-29-2016, 06:57 PM   #1
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Colt System 27 45acp

This old Colt mimics the 1911-A1 as all parts are interchangeable. These were made in Argentina on Colt machinery and are getting a little hard to find now. I've had this one for about 25 years. The System 27 is a step up from the Ballister Molina which was also from Argentina. This system 27 is from 1954..all matching numbers and shoots as well as any 1911-A1 that I have ever fired. Just a nice 62 year old Colt that is an all around good shooter.

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Old 12-30-2016, 05:28 AM   #2
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How's the trigger?
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Old 12-30-2016, 06:14 AM   #3
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It's ok. Typical military..about the same as the 1911 A1. It is what it is.

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That would look nice in our collection. You surely are a wealth of info on old guns. Am enjoying this very much.
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Well thank you, young lady.

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Those were good guns. Colt set up the line, dismantled it and shipped it South, where they set it up and trained the workers. I remember when Springfield started selling 1911s it was speculated they bought that production machinery. I don't know if it was ever confirmed or disputed. Springfield was unusual from the other clones be4cause they used forgings when most used investment castings. I think that was part of the reason for the theory.

I always read the 1927s were equal to the factory Colts. That looks great.
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I believe you are right about the quality of the Colt 27's. A shooting buddy of mine was an armorer when he was in the service back in the 80's. He has a Colt 1911A1 that he brings to the range sometimes and I'll bring the 27. We both shoot each others Colts. He teases me a lot because I only gave $ 150 for it back in the day when I had a 01FFL and sold out of my home. He says that I'm the only bandit he knows that carries $ 150 around and robs people blind.

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Ha!

I have American Rifleman magazines from the 1960s and I remember drooling over those 1927 Colts. They sold for $69.95 as I recall. The Ballista-Mollindas cost much less but the 1927s were so sweet. I think that was not much less than Colts were then but you could order them mail order. I really lusted after the Webleys converted to .45 ACP for $25.00 too. The 1917s were also $69.95 then and that was out of reach.

That is a prize indeed.
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Old 12-30-2016, 03:39 PM   #9
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Yes sir

I remember back in the mid 60's when the DCM had 1911A1's for sale. A couple of friends who were twins were lucky to have a father who belonged to the NRA. He bought the boys each a 1911A1 for their 21st birthday..didn't have a choice back then..pick of the draw. Anyhow back then if your were a member of the NRA you could purchase a 1911A1 for $42.50 IICR but were limited to two, so each of the boys each got one. Both were Colts and one had a Lieutenant's name stamped on the frame. Yep , those were the good old days.

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I think I just had a senior moment in my comment. I remembered seeing the Colt auto for $ 69.95 or the like, but that was in a Gun Digest from 1951. I imagine they were 2 to 3 times that in the mid 60s, new. The DCM is a great program, it should be expanded. Too un-PC I suppose.

The first handgun I shot was my fathers old GI clunker when I was 11 years old. A few years ago I had it restored to shooting condition and enjoyed shooting it again. I have always loved the 1911s.





Had it checked for cracks, all springs replaced, extended safety fitted, flat mainspring housing, higher profile sights, and set up to feed hollowpoints. Lots of fun and good memories.Obviously new grips and reblued as well.

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