need info on llama 1911

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  1. 2 guns

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    just picked up a full size llama this weekend.right side of slide is marked "LLAMA" EXTRA.initials GC inside of circle on framae under ser.no.358xx.left side of slide is marked GABILONDOY CIA. ELGOIBAR (ESPANA) and under that is CAL 9m/m 38 "LLAMA".the man told me he shot .38 autos in it.is this what it shoots or .38 supers?are they the same round?or does it shoot somrthing else?any info and maybe when it was made would be very helpful.or maybe even a sight just for the LLAMAS.

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  2. Bill DeShivs

    Bill DeShivs Active Member

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    The gun is actually chambered for 9mm largo. It will shoot .38 automatic.
    DO NOT SHOOT .38 SUPER IN THIS GUN UNLESS IT IS MARKED .38 SUPER!
  3. JLA

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    yep. Most likely a .38 super wont even chamber, but if it did the weapon might just come apart when the hammer drops. Try to find some 9mm Largo ammo.

    heres a link to the 9mm Largo site, read up and learn about it.
    http://9mmlargo.com/

    Your Llama Extra is pictured on the fornt page with a bunch of other handguns that use the 9mm Largo.
  4. Brisk44

    Brisk44 New Member

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    As a historical note the 9MM Largo was quite popular in Florida in the forties. It was so popular that it was even incorporated into a popular movie title staring Humphry Bogart..... Key Largo, in which all the semi auto firearms used were 9MM Largo's. :D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D
    No really.:devilish::rolleyes::p:crazy::na-na::na-na::na-na:
  5. RJay

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    The gun is chambered for the 9MM Largo and .38 ACP, .38 Super will chamber and fire , the LLama is a very good pistol but I have no Ideal if it will hold up under the much higher pressure of the 38 Super { .38 ACP and .38 Super are dimensionally the same }. BTW Edgar G. Robinson carried a 1903/1908 Colt in Key Largo.
    Last edited: Mar 22, 2012
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