SOLD FOR: $1800
Make: I.A.I., Irwindale Arms Incorporated
Model: Javelina, Hunting Model
Serial Number: J00698
Year of Manufacture: 1990-1991
Caliber: 10MM Auto
Action Type: Single Action, Semi-Automatic with Removable Magazine
Markings: The left side of the slide is marked with the IAI Logo and “JAVELINA / 10 MM AUTOMATIC”. The right side of the frame is marked with the serial number, IAI logo and “IRWINDALE, CA.”. The right side of the slide is marked “HUNTING MODEL”.
Barrel Length: 7”
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a serrated ramped blade and is fixed to the slide’s solid rib. The rear sight is a serrated Millet square notch sight and is adjustable for windage and elevation pinned to the slide’s rib.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The is a black rubber Hogue wraparound grip with finger grooves and their pebble texture. There are a few light handling marks. There are no rips or tears. The grips rate in about Excellent condition.
Type of Finish: Stainless Steel
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 95% of its metal finish. The matte surfaces show some little rubs and scuffs that have resulted in little smooth spots. There are some draglines and handling marks. There is thinning on the front sight. There is standard operational wear. The screw heads range from sharp to lightly tool marked with strong slots. The markings are clear. Overall, this pistol is in about Fine Plus condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The slide moves smoothly and has some light play to the frame. We did not fire this handgun. As with all used firearms, a through cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This pistol comes with a single Colt 8-round magazine.
Our Assessment: IAI Javelina pistols are pretty much a copy of Colt’s 1911 design, with a flat serrated mainspring housing, left side slide stop and thumb safety, and grip safety, but with the addition of a rear adjustable sight and skeletonized trigger with over-travel adjustment. The 10mm was designed by Col. Jeff Cooper to be more powerful and flatter shooting than the .45 ACP. It is primarily used for rural law enforcement, personal defense and hunting. Until the FBI’s request, it had almost become an obsolete cartridge, popular with hand-loaders and recoil junkies. It has remained popular with fans of the 1911 and the 10mm cartridge ever since. The Javelina Longslide guns were made from 1990-1991 by IAI and only in 1992 by AMT, they are now becoming more and more difficult to find at auction each year and this one has survived the decades in Fine Plus condition. This one has a great bore and mechanics, it should be a fun shooter for years to come. Stainless 10mm Longslide, what more is there to say? Please see our photos and good luck!