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Chilean Steyr 1911 pistol

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Chilean Steyr 1911 pistol

#1 Post by lamontagne0527 » Wed Aug 22, 2018 1:54 pm

There is a Steyr 1911 (1912) pistol for sale that was made for the Chilean contract in the early 20th century. The seller is asking 650.00 Canadian for it. Is that a fair price to ask or is that way out of the market realm?
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#2 Post by Rapidrob » Wed Aug 22, 2018 8:07 pm

Very fair price. A rare pistol in it's condition.
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Re: Chilean Steyr 1911 pistol

#3 Post by lamontagne0527 » Wed Aug 22, 2018 8:19 pm

Rapidrob wrote:
Wed Aug 22, 2018 8:07 pm
Very fair price. A rare pistol in it's condition.
And that is in Canadian dollars. So that would be about 450.00 or so American dollars.

Is the Chilean contract particularly rare?

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#4 Post by vandle » Thu Aug 23, 2018 5:19 am

That looks like in very good condition. Alot that i have seen have pitting above the grips.
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Re: Chilean Steyr 1911 pistol

#5 Post by RWS » Thu Aug 23, 2018 6:04 am

There were fewer Chilean contract pistols made (just 5,000 out of 313,000) than any other variant. All Chilean contract pistols are Model 1911 (not to be confused with the U.S. M1911). Most other Steyr-Hahns are Model 1912's. Most visible difference between the M1911 and M1912 is that the front sight on the latter is dovetailed into the slide.

Although normally loaded with strippers, it is easy to lock the slide back with the safety lever and thumb cartridges into the fixed magazine. The slide lock is positive so it won't run home after loading the first round So... strippers are a nice plus but not necessary to fully load the pistol. Original Austrian strippers can be hard to find. Czech 7.62x25 submachine gun strippers will work fine and are easier to find.

Yes, well worth $650 CDN IMHO. $498 U.S. at today's (Aug. 23) exchange rate. Grab it if no parts are missing and you can spare the cash.

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