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jrs93accord
06-11-2010, 13:22
I finally have a Ballester-Rigaud to round out my Argentinian 1911 collection.

http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m8/jamesrea_2006/jamesrea2010/003-12.jpg

http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m8/jamesrea_2006/jamesrea2010/004-9.jpg

http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m8/jamesrea_2006/jamesrea2010/001-18.jpg

http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m8/jamesrea_2006/jamesrea2010/002-13.jpg

My Argentines

http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m8/jamesrea_2006/jamesrea2010/005-4.jpg

Top-Bottom:
Colt Model 1927 Ejercito Argentino (1 of 10,000 made by Colt in 1927 for the Argentine Army)
Sistema Colt (1954)
Ballester-Rigaud (1939)
Ballester-Molina (1947)

bac1023
06-11-2010, 13:23
They look great James.

Congrats! :cool:

gruntmedik
06-11-2010, 15:50
:thumbsup:

Tactical black
06-12-2010, 00:49
Is your addiction got you up to one a day yet:supergrin:

Congrats that's a fine set you have there.

MD357
06-12-2010, 01:20
Very cool collection you've got there.

bac1023
06-12-2010, 05:06
James, the Riguad looks to be a Molina with larger sights. Is that pretty much the deal? :dunno:

faawrenchbndr
06-12-2010, 05:42
Looks great,.....you Guys are killin me! :faint:

jrs93accord
06-12-2010, 08:10
James, the Riguad looks to be a Molina with larger sights. Is that pretty much the deal? :dunno:

That is what it looks like. I can see no other differences between the two models that I have.

bac1023
06-12-2010, 08:14
That is what it looks like. I can see no other differences between the two models that I have.

Cool :cool:

keninnavarre
06-12-2010, 08:39
Very nice collection. Where do you come up with these? I hardly ever see Argentine 1911s around. I dont remember the last one I saw for sale. Auction sites?

jrs93accord
06-12-2010, 08:50
Very nice collection. Where do you come up with these? I hardly ever see Argentine 1911s around. I dont remember the last one I saw for sale. Auction sites?

I visit the GT Want Ads, the AR15 Equipment Exchange, and a few other forum want ad sections daily to look for good buys and interesting guns. It all boils down to perseverence and luck. I have been lucky a few times. I did make two finds at gunshows (Ballester-Molina and the Sistema Colt).

samuse
06-12-2010, 11:14
I remember seeing some of those at gunshows when I was a little kid. I kinda knew what a 1911 was, those memories are pretty fuzzy.

Jim Watson
06-12-2010, 12:42
The only pictures of Ballester Rigauds that I have been able to find show sights no different from the Ballsester Molina or same period Colt or Systema. I think somebody wanted sights he could see along with the reblue.

jrs93accord
06-12-2010, 14:28
The only pictures of Ballester Rigauds that I have been able to find show sights no different from the Ballsester Molina or same period Colt or Systema. I think somebody wanted sights he could see along with the reblue.

That could be. There is no telling when that was done. I can tell it was reblued. It looks nicer than my Molina.

jethro21
06-12-2010, 16:12
Am I blind or is there no grip safety on that pistol?

edit: I know nothing about Argentinian 1911s

jrs93accord
06-12-2010, 16:14
Am I blind or is there no grip safety on that pistol?

edit: I know nothing about Argentinian 1911s

You are not blind.

bac1023
06-12-2010, 16:17
Am I blind or is there no grip safety on that pistol?

edit: I know nothing about Argentinian 1911s


The top two in the group pic are 1911s. The bottom two are not, but close.