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March 23, 2008, 03:24 PM
Any pro's around here ever try to do a trigger job on a Ballester? The trigger itself with its integral spring has alot of tension that adds to the pull. The sear spring might hold up a large Tonka dump truck and the sear itself looks to be borderline pointy while the hammer hook looks three miles high and not at a 90 degree angle.

Bill DeShivs
March 23, 2008, 05:54 PM
Never did a B/M, but have done lots of Stars. Same design.
Just use common sense. Polish all bearing surfaces-including the transfer bar and the frame where the bar rides.

March 24, 2008, 05:59 AM
What Bill said.
I've done a lot of rifle triggers.
Much of the pull weight on a trigger comes from friction. Polish mating, moving parts and don't change any angles.


Harry Bonar
March 27, 2008, 07:44 PM
Right, just don't change any angles and--when that right grip panel is off be SURE the disconnecter falls below the sear bar as intended. I've seen them be pretty close sometimes.
Ballesters are pretty good pistols and - no- they werent made out of steel from the Graff Spree German battleship.
Harry B.

March 27, 2008, 08:05 PM
Ballesters are pretty good pistols

The early pistols are marked "Ballester-Rigaud." I have a first year B-R, S/N 3xx.


I also have a couple of .22 Service Ace-like B-Ms. The Argentines were nothing if not clever.

I find it interesting that the HAFDASA pistols, the B-R & B-M, were made to replace the supply of Colt Modelo 1927 (M1911A1) pistols embargoed by the USA from just before WWII to 1947, and then displaced by the M1927, whose licensed production was arranged starting in 1947. HAFDASA eventually went out of business. The Modelo 1927 was in its turn replaced by a domestically produced Browning/FN Hi Power.



Harry Bonar
March 28, 2008, 10:37 AM
Nice sample! We always lowered the ejection port to a height of .475, matted the top of slide and bordered it, cut for a set of Novak sights and installed a new barrel. It really made a great looking pistol out of it. The barrel assy. and magazines were the only interchangeable parts from the 1911 - but to be honest I liked the disconnector mechanism better of the Nallesters better than the 1911!
Harry B.