October 22-23, 2019 Extraordinary, Sporting & Collector Firearms
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Cal. 11.43 mm (.45 ACP). Extremely rare pistol in the United States with only about 1,000 ever made, built somewhat on the order of the Colt 1911A1, by Fabrica de Armas Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico for commercial sale. This is a basic copy of the 1911-A1 in most respects except for the stepped side slide which is thick & round over about the front half. It has fixed sights with a narrow checkered raised rib on top of slide with slanted serrations grasping groove on rear end. Slide lock/safety is simply a long bar that replaces the two pieces of 1911-style pistol. It has a short rounded spur hammer and a long spur tang safety with raised, serrated mainspring housing and a serrated front strap. Magazine release is in usual 1911 position with concentric rings but is J-shaped on right side. Left side of slide is marked “Systema OBREGON / Calibre 11.43”. Right side of frame is marked above grip “FABRICA NACIONAL DE ARMAS MEXICO PAT. No 35053?", and the serial number. Fitted with full coverage coarse checkered walnut grips & accompanied by an original Colt type unmarked two tone magazine. Few of these pistols have found their way into the United States and of those most have seen hard service & retain little original finish. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Overall retains 80% strong blue with muzzle & sharp edge wear with scattered handling marks and some thinning. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. Grips are sound with light diamond point wear. A very rare and unusual Colt type pistol almost never seen for sale, especially with any condition. TDW CORRECTION: Magazine is a replacement and does not lock slide back when empty.

Barrel Length
.45 ACP
FFL Status
Curio & Relic
Fabrica Dearms
Book photocopy
Serial Number
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $2,750.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $6,000.00
Estimate: $5,500 - $7,000
Number Bids: 8
Auction closed on Wednesday, October 23, 2019.
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