I have two Model 1927s for sale. One is one of the first 10,000 made in Hartford at Colt and the second is one made for the C.F.S. (Federal Internal Security)
These are the only pistols considered Colts that were not made in the US. Here is a little information on the backstory...
In 1914, the Argentine military adopted the Colt M1911 as their standard military sidearm and contracted with Colt to supply these guns.
In 1923, Argentina adopted an armaments bill that would eliminate Argentine dependency on foreign arms. Under this bill, the Argentine Congress authorized appropriations for a military modernization program and prepared the infrastructure for a domestic arms industry. In accordance with the new law, an aircraft factory was established in 1927, a munitions factory in 1933, a small steel mill in 1934, and a small arms factory in 1936, all of which were managed by Argentine army officers.
In 1927, the Argentine Commission for Foreign Acquisitions negotiated a contract with Colt for the manufacture of M1911A1 .45 caliber self-loading pistols specially marked and serial numbered in a separate series, and secured a licensing agreement giving the Argentine government the right to manufacture these pistols.
The agreement specified: 1) that Colt would manufacture 10,000 Colt automatic pistols, caliber .45, â€œEjercito Argentino Modelo 1927,â€ for the Argentine Army; 2) that the complete knowledge base for future production of the pistols in Argentina, including drawings, manufacturing instructions, material specifications, tool requirements, etc., would be transferred to Argentine control; and 3) that Argentine technicians would be trained in manufacturing operations and inspection.
The first was made in late 1927. It has all matching parts including the magazine. Fairly rare to still have the matching serial numbered magazine. The finish is ok on the frame and sides of slide. The top of the slide does have some pitting and corrosion. See pics. Still it is a nice all original one of the first 10,000 that was made at the Colt plant in Hartford.
The second was made in 1954 for the C.F.S. which was a federal internal security agency. This one is all matching except for the magazine and grips. This one has been refinished.
$1300 for both.
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