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Old October 3, 2011, 07:46 AM   #1
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La France 6Pac 45 ACP

A friend of mine own a curious compact 45 that I've not been able to gather any good info on. It's a 45 ACP "6Pac" made by La France, CA. I've found some mentioning of a 9mm version, but nothing on the 45. Does anyone have any more info on that gun, period of production, number made etc.?
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Old October 10, 2011, 10:46 AM   #2
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Since no one seems to have heard of this beast either, here at least some pictures

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Old October 14, 2011, 02:29 PM   #3
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There are no manufacturer markings on the frame? I've seen some LeFrance compacts made from Star pistols, circa 1970s, but not one based on a 1911.
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Old March 5, 2012, 03:58 PM   #4
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So, I got my friend to sell me the gun, and I'm restarting my effort to find more information on it. I found a wiki entry that that 9mm version was only made to order, making the 45 a likely custom item too.
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Old March 9, 2012, 04:13 PM   #5
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Did you try calling LaFrance? His name surfaces occasionally in discussions of the D&D Bren Ten, as he apparently is a source for spare parts.
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Old March 9, 2012, 08:40 PM   #6
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AFAIK the original company was sold and Tim La France went to Surefire. Not sure the LFS of today is related to the company from the 80's. So worth a shot. There's also a Tim La France gunsmith in CA, might have to call to find out if it's the same.
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