Another version of the FIE Guardian?

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Another version of the FIE Guardian?

Postby Flowmaster » Wed Jun 21, 2017 8:25 pm

I found this on gunbroker. It sure looks like an FIE Guardian
http://www.gunbroker.com/item/657317221
Look at the huge cutout for the ejection port. It looks like a Rigarmi 25, maybe US-made?
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Re: Another version of the FIE Guardian?

Postby adam01364 » Wed Jun 21, 2017 8:57 pm

Definitely not US made, it has Italian proof marks. I looked at this one, but it won't be C&R eligible until 2018 (Italian date code = XXIV).
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Re: Another version of the FIE Guardian?

Postby Flowmaster » Thu Jun 22, 2017 5:35 am

Ah, good point.

I love how its so easy to date Italian SNS pistols using that roman numeral chart. I can't tell you how many times I've pulled that chart up on my phone while browsing through a pawn shop or a gun show.

Here is the chart for anyone who's wondering:
http://unblinkingeye.com/Guns/IDC/idc.html
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Re: Another version of the FIE Guardian?

Postby Papa G » Thu Jun 22, 2017 10:16 am

FA Gradoga Model 967 Semi Auto Pistol 25 ACP 6.35 I never heard of it and seems the seller can't find info on it.
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Re: Another version of the FIE Guardian?

Postby Flowmaster » Thu Jun 22, 2017 7:58 pm

Valor import possibly? Somebody over on gunboards said the company is Fabrica Armi Gradoga.

Here are pictures of a chrome one:
http://www.littlegun.info/arme%20italie ... a%20gb.htm
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Numrich has the slide for sale and it is listed as both Excam and Valor imports.
https://www.gunpartscorp.com/Products/1374800.htm
$58 for the slide. That's a lot of money but it sure does look nice.
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