Monday, May 7, 2007

South American Gun Porn





There she is. My Sistema Model 1927.

Built in Argentina, on Colt machinery, it is for all intents and purposes a 1927 Colt 1911A1. This particular specimen was manufactured about 1954. It originally had a blued finish, although none remains today. The black plastic grips are worn almost completely smooth. She has a few dings and scratches, but nothing that can't be fixed, or at least overlooked.

I have never owend, or even shot a 1911. This is my first. I must say I like the way it feels. It just feels good in the hand. Since it is not collectible, and the price was right, I plan on doing a little customizing on it. I start ordering parts soon. Of course it will get a refinish, I'm thinking a bake on finish with some Teflon/moly in it for lubrication as well as protection. Oh! the possibilities!

I welcome your input and advice.

Mr Fixit

3 comments:

Strings said...

If you have big hands at all, you WILL want a beavertail.

I've swapped a bunch of parts on my Colt 1991A1 Compact: beavertail, extended slide release, extended ambi safety, different trigger, different grips. Although it looks VERY rough (the parkerizing has worn off all the edges), it's my prefered "go-to" handgun...

Have fun with it: there' LOADS you can do with a 1911. Then, we'll get you to pick up an AR >:)

BobG said...

Ditto on the beavertail; I need to get one on mine (I have a Springfield).

Anonymous said...

Cool