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Old 02-13-2019, 09:21 PM   #1
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Need an ID on this gun

I have an opportunity to buy this. I want to make sure it's legit. TIA!
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Old 02-20-2019, 07:46 PM   #2
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Licensed copy made in Argentina.
Imported, should be import marks, possibly on bottom of butt behind mag well. Appears to be refinished.
Have seen pics of examples where import marks were faint and saw one example with no import marks in person. Example without import marks was claimed to have been brought in to US in a diplomatic bag. Owner claimed to have been former contractor working in Central America
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Old 02-22-2019, 09:13 AM   #3
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Hi, what makes you say it's an Argentine clone? The ones I've seen are marked FM Argentina on the slide. This one is marked FN. Just wondering, regards, Mike
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Old 02-28-2019, 04:00 PM   #4
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FM Argentina and FN had a licensing agreement for some period of time and pistols built under license could be marked FN.
The pistols marked FM Argentina were built after the license expired and were not licensed by FN.

In addition, as far as I know, anything made in Belgium has always been marked with the full FN Herstal rollmark current at the time of production.

I have seen a few pics of these licensed Argentine clones and they typically were imported by a several different companies. I believe Armscorp in MD and Interarms in TX were a couple. Some importers marked on right rear of slide in front of serrations. Others had small marks on bottom of the butt behind mag well.

Found this example from Armscorp

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Old 03-05-2019, 09:05 PM   #5
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Definitely an Argy Armscorp gun. Great triggers and one of my favorite range guns.
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