Re: South American 1911 Types
Could you be referring to the Argentine 45's?? Colt contracted with the
government of Argentina in 1927 to make Colt 45 auto's for the Argentine military, in Argentina. I bought one as mil surplus and it's a great gun. Since it was made by Colt, to Colt specs, all parts are interchangeable with any U.S. manufactuered 1911. Some say, due to the German enfluence in Argentina, most parts of my Argentine 45 are serialized. It's a beautiful pistol at what was a bargain price over 1911's on the market that were made in the U.S.
P.S. That German battleship that you were referring to was the "Pocket Battleship" Graf Spee that was schuttled in I believe 1940.
Last edited by Bob L.; 11-16-2010 at 11:09 AM..