The pistols these 4 companies, Armera Elgoibaressa y Cia, Echealasa y Vincinai y Cia, , Hijos de Angel Echeverria y Cia, produced were not of the Gabilondo quality but were accepted by the French government. The very last Llamas made are a different story, as they are much more like the standard 1911. There are two variations of this gun, the other one having a different placement of the grips screws. To the best of my knowledge, the only readily available custom grips today come from Pachmayr. Blow back operated, 161 mm overall length , 94mm barrel, 9 round magazine. However, factory literature of 1936-39 shows this model in. This pistol is still made.
Self-loading pistol, locked breech, miniature version of Colt 1911-A1 in 9 mm Parabellum and 38 Super 8-round capacity ,. It was produced from 1936 and was still made in 1953 but does not appear in 1955 factory literature. The M-82 began production in 1986 and was adopted by the Spanish forces in 1987 as Modelo M-82 Doble Accion. Mugica pistols were made between 1931 and 1954, with some interruptions due to the and its aftermath. Early models fitted with lanyard ring; later models replaced this with a ventilated rib and plastic target grips. Next, lock the slide to the rear.
In 2005 Llama closed its doors for the last time due to lack of sales and a bankruptcy. The wealth of features meant the Omni was an expensive pistol to make compared to previous models, and together with its radical appearance, this discouraged commercial sales. Beristain contracted with Gobilondo to make the gun and production started in 1920. There have been reports that this gun ceased production in 35 because of faults, but it did not. We work hard to bring the best Firearms Forum has to offer! While Llamas are not usually coveted by collectors, one is still worth having. This is the one that appears to be a Colt Govt-model semi-auto pistol, except for the vent rib.
Cross section of typical Llama pistols. Anyhoo I have the star pistol in largo and the astra 400 1921 in largo also but i never shot them yet. The first design had the W spring detent and possibly came with only lined wood grips as that is the only way I have seen them. In 1913, the company manufactured the Radium, a small six-shot self-loading pistol in 6. From what I've gathered, the. I been very happy shooting the spanish 9mm largo out of my 1911 clone llama extra.
Browning Short caliber, heavier than Mod. High-polish blue or satin-chrome finish. I think this was a product of 1927 as it has an A which is rather fancy with a crown above it by the pv proof. These Gabilondo employees negotiated over a protracted period and finalised the transfer around 2000. Made from 1996 to 2005. This was Llamas equivalent to the Colt Government model. I think it is chambered for 9mm Largo? Normally they have soft checkered rubber grips that do not last.
Refer to for accurate pictures of the guns. In 1915 Gabilondo sent examples of the pistols to the French government, who were hard-pressed for all sorts of small-arms, even in this early stage of the war. The guy I bought it from advertized it as a 38 Super. I found them to be both durable and well built, and wouldn't have a problem getting another one. Disassembly is straightforward, and in the 1911 style.
As a locked breach was unnecessary for a pistol in this calibre, it was eliminated, as was the grip safety. Most Llamas I have seen were in really bad shape and were refinished in the black oxide you see below. This pistol is a true compact, however, rather than a short slide on a full-length frame. French officials quickly became aware that few of the Spanish Ruby-types had interchangeable magazines, and insisted the manufacturers mark the base of all magazines. The company began to diversify offering not just handguns but precision parts made by investment casting. Manufactured from 1986 to 1997.
Well here is your chance. This gun does not have the grip safety and has a serial number lower than any Bufalo I have ever seen making me wonder if it was actually a forerunner to the Bufalo instead of being made afterward. You may also find this gun Marked Super Police on the right side of the slide. Also used by Spain in the early years. In this case the O, 1944. This makes the action unique to the Llama and eliminates the possibility of fitting Colt parts to the 9mm Llama of this generation.
They were very popular in the and South America. Military models had a magazine safety, but this could be removed on request for commercial customers. Hard to tell in the photo but the grips are brown on this series. Spanish banks that had extended bad loans in East Asia tried to cover their losses by restricting credit domestically, including to Llama. This dates from about 1935 and was produced until about 1954. I have seen another like it. Production started in 1933 and lasted thru 1954.
In 1992 Gabilondo y cia went bankrupt and was purchase by the workers forming Fabrinor. On other pistols, the safety mechanism wore out. This model was the first production of the small frame Llamas and was also produced in the name Tauler and Mugica. They came in semi and full auto. Numerous modern features such as de-cocker safety lever. The frame was fitted with all of the Max I components. However the glowing reviews were unable to overcome distrust of so many innovations on such an expensive gun.