Pawn Shop Circuit: Modelo Argentino 1927
At Neil's place, a door to the back room was left ajar. I stole a peek. Among the shotguns and rifles in hock, Neil had a pegboard on the wall with several interesting handguns hanging in hock. On his hooks was a Ruger .22 pistol, a Ruger centerfire semi-auto, a Smith & Wesson N frame revolver with target grips, and a black plastic something or another. There were several others that I could not identify from the distance I was gazing. All or none of these might make it out to Neil's sales floor. Neil still had the Sig P220 in his case.
At Amber's shop, a Glock something had joined her Walther TPH in the case.
I heard back from Cussin' Bob today. He described markings that read Sist. Colt, Caliber 11.25mm, and Mod.1927. It sounds like his buddy has a Sistema. He's wanting a .38 special snubbie in trade.
A Sistema is a 1911, made in Argentina on Colt equipment, the same as a US Colt was made in 1927. As a matter of fact, one of my carry 1911s is a modified Sistema. They are good guns. The supply of surplus Sistemas has dried up. It's probable no more will ever be imported.
The thing is, I presently own two Sistemas, and am reluctant to give up a good Smith & Wesson snubbie for another one. Smith snubbies without a worm hole lock will not be produced again either. If I could pick up a Charter Arms Undercover for trade fodder though..........