View Full Version : Grandfather gave me a llama!

September 11, 2011, 03:26 PM
Took my grandfather out shooting today to get ready for deer season unbeknownst to me he brought along a llama 1911 style 22 pistol. I shot it and loved the way it felt and shot got a few jams i think it was the crappy ammo and a little grit in the magazine but it seems like a nice shooter. Anyways when it came time to leave he told me to go ahead and keep it, to say i was ecstatic would be a understatement :D

Anyways I was wondering what you guys knew about this pistol i can't find a model number on it any ideas what model it is?? and any spare parts that are available specifically magazines i only have one i would like to get 2 or 3 more if possible. And lastly any experiences or thoughts you guys have on this pistol. and since i know you guys will be asking here is a pic

September 11, 2011, 03:35 PM
Best I can do without a model#, just click on all the model#s under Llama and see if you spot it. Don't know which model is the .22 version...sorry


Edit: Looks like there's 2 different magazines for the .22, this guy list some.


September 11, 2011, 03:59 PM

September 11, 2011, 04:14 PM
That was generous of your grandfather! Take care of it and be sure to let him know occasionally it is helping you get more range time and fun shooting.

First off, carefully field strip it (take photos of each step, label parts, lay them out on a piece of paper or towel) and clean and lightly lube it as you would any other gun. Keep an eye for any worn, cracked or broken parts. Probably none, but when you first get a used gun it is good to clean and inspect it. Most .22LR firearms do not require a lot of cleaning. Some guys do not clean the barrel at all. Usually a blast of brake cleaner (non-chlorinated) or toothbrush scrubbing with BreakFree in the action area and breech face under the extractor is enough. I can't help myself though, I clean them the same as any centerfire including the barrel and fieldstripping. At least field strip and swab the barrel the first time for a fresh start.

Then I would consider replacing the primary springs just as a matter of starting from a known baseline. Springs are relatively cheap but can make a huge difference in performance. Recoil spring, hammer spring, extractor spring and firing pin spring would be the top priorities.

A .22LR pistol should last near forever with any sort of care at all. You have a thoughtful grandfather.

September 11, 2011, 04:17 PM
My father-in-law has the .380 version of your pistol. He has had it since the mid 1960's and it his daily CCW. LLama parts are hard to come by. I recently found him a third mag for him after years of looking at gun shows.