Colt 1911 Commercial "government Model" Argentine Contracts
Multiple contracts were awarded by Argentina between 1914 and 1948 to supply .45-caliber pistols to their armed forces, police and government agencies. These contracts totaled 21,616 pistols, of which 2,151 were 1911 model. Pistols differ from Standard Government Model in that they are usually marked with an Argentine crest as well as normal Colt commercial markings including C prefix serial number. Colt also supplied Argentina 1911A1 model "modelo 1927" that had its own serial number range of #1 to #10000 with no C prefix. Most of these pistols are well used, re-blued, had mixed parts and have import markings. Prices listed are for completely original pistols. Re-blue=Fair/Poor. NOTE: Add 20- to 100 percent for finish 99-100 percent.