Standard mid-sized Llama, later version referenced as IIIA, with special, abbreviated slide legend as used for factory engraved pistols. This example with especially deep engraving that covers the entire slide and at least half of the frame. Proofing year code “U” referencing production in 1950. Full SN on right side of frame. Smooth, white grips with GC/LLAMA escutcheons. Later era magazine, caliber marked on spine, with full size detachable floorplate having a serrated toe.
Beautiful factory engraved, gold plated Llama pistol, .380 ACP, made 1950.
At least 99+%, replated gold finish that now includes a gold plated barrel and trigger. The slide retracts and secures properly but cannot be released unless the magazine is partially removed, releasing tension on the slide stop. Bright bore with scattered oxidation. Correct manual mechanics excepting slide release that could be easily rectified by use of an era-correct magazine with narrow toe.