Object Title

Centrefire self-loading pistol - Ballester-Molina

Centrefire self-loading pistol - Ballester-Molina

Date

1942

Object Number

XII.6923

Provenance

Transferred through the National Museums Consortium via Amnesty 1988. From Gloucestershire Police, no.36.

Physical Description

British contract pistol (1942-44). A copy of the Colt 1911

Dimensions

BarrelLength5 in
BarrelLength128 mm
OverallLength215 mm
OverallWeight1.1 kg

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number B124-9018

Calibre

.45 in ACP

Inscriptions and Marks

Argentine serial number: 9018

Associations

Places Argentina

Notes

Believed to have been ordered for SOE and possibly the 8th Army in Africa. Between 8,000 and 12,000 were ordered.