Argentine-Made Ballester Molina
Un-licensed Argentine re-designed versions. (Parts are NOT interchangeable with Colt except for barrel and magazine.) These pistols are found both with and without import markings. Pistols without import markings usually have a B prefix number stamped on left rear part of the mainspring housing and are often in excellent to new original condition. Vast majority of currently available pistols are found in excellent but re-finished condition. Only pistols with no import markings that are in excellent-to-new original condition have achieved any particular collector status. Most of these pistols that are being sold today are being carried and shot rather than being collected. Re-finished = Fair/Poor. NOTE: Add 10- to 30 percent for finish 99-100 percent-NIB.