Well, maybe not illegal, but definitely an alien . . . . Gentlemen, my first Ballester Molina. A nice example methinks. To the untrained eye, she looks just like a 1911, but at several points along the way, I was reminded of just how much of a 1911 this one ain't! No grip safety, non-removable "mainspring housing," pinned trigger, thumb safety will engage, cocked or not . . . . . . Serial number dates it to around 1949 from what I can determine by my limited research. Props to @schofield for helping me out on a barrel bushing for this one. When I received it, the bushing was stainless, which stuck out like a sore thumb. This one is a "Policia Maritima" or Argentinian Coast Guard issue. Not all matching parts, the barrel and bushing being the most obvious. Everything else looks good. This one has the smallest import stamp I have ever seen. At first, I thought it was lacking one. It's almost a "micro stamp." Anyway, enough typing. Onto the photos . . . . .