AN 11.25mm (.45ACP) SEMI-AUTOMATIC SERVICE-PISTOL, MODEL 'HAFDASA CONTRACT', serial no. 41689,
circa 1935-40, with blued sighted slide with distinctive finger grooves, brushed bright barrel, blued frame, exposed hammer and vertical ribbed wood grips, reblued finish, complete with its leather full-flap service holster with magazine pouch combined, and including two spare magazine
Provenance: Resembling the Colt 1911 but with the absence of a grip safe, the Ballester-Molina pistol was the main sidearm of the Argentinian Police, Army and Navy from around 1930 to early 1940's. All were produced on behalf of Hispano-Argentina Fabrica De Automoviles S.A. of Buenos Aires (HAFDASA), initially by Ballester-Rigaud but production soon changed to Ballester-Molina.
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S5 - Sold as a Section 5 Firearm under the 1968 Firearms Act, Section 7.3 Eligible.
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