Object Title

Centrefire self-loading military pistol - Ballester-Molina

Centrefire self-loading military pistol - Ballester-Molina

Date

1944

Object Number

XII.6924

Provenance

Transferred through the National Museums Consortium via Amnesty 1988. From the Metropolitan Police, no.39.

Physical Description

British contract pistol. A copy of the Colt Model 1911A1

Dimensions

BarrelLength5in
BarrelLength128mm
OverallLength215mm
OverallWeight1.05kg

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number B4938-17837

Calibre

.45 in ACP

Inscriptions and Marks

Argentine serial number: 17837

Associations

Places Argentina

Notes

Belived to have been ordered for SOE and possibly also issued to the 8th Army in Africa. Between 8,000 and 10,000 were ordered.