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RoverDave
06-20-2010, 09:59 AM
Does anyone know what weapons were used by the Argentine Forces during WW2?, I heard they did have Mausers and Ballester Molina Pistols.

Panzerknacker
08-04-2010, 09:28 AM
Does anyone know what weapons were used by the Argentine Forces during WW2?, I heard they did have Mausers and Ballester Molina Pistols.

Ballester Molina went mostly to police units.

Basic infantry rifle was the Mauser cal 7,65 Arg M1909, basic platoon Machinegun Madesen M1926 in the same caliber.

The heavy machinegun was the Colt M1917 in 7,62 USA ( 30.06) . The Pistol was the DGFM M1927 ( colt 45 under license) , The sudmachinegun were 3 types of the trusty Halcon also in 45 caliber.

A gallery of pictures that might be interesting here:

http://www.taringa.net/posts/imagenes/5858621/antiguo-Ejercito-argentino-y-la-fuerza-aerea-argentina-1941.html

Douglas Jr.
02-08-2011, 01:46 PM
Very nice pictures. Thanks for sharing.
The German influence (as it happened with their neighbours, the Chileans ,is notorious).
The holster for the Colt licensed pistol .45 is also very interesting.