24 September 2015

Ballerina Molester

Edit, title changed because new "technical" information was given me by Tam.  THANKS!

Willard has come into a Pistola Automatica C.11.25mm "Ballester-Molina".

Another almost an M1911A1 pistol...

The slide is very much a standard M1911A1.

The frame is much closer to a Star B.

There's even some parts interchange; most importantly to the Argentine military, the magazine is the same as the 1911.



It's interesting to me that HAFDASA (Hispano Argentina F√°brica de Automores SA) is the actual maker of the gun, but it's always referred to as a Ballester-Molina.


Many guns look alike; please claim your own gun.  Top to bottom: Springfield M1911A1, Ballester-Molina, Star Model B.
Update:

A neat article on the type talking about its relationship with KMS Graf Spee.

3 comments:

  1. If I remember correctly, you can also interchange a M1911 barrel.

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  2. The formal name is "Ballerina Molester". XD

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    1. I will make the correction and use the "proper" technical term.

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