L.A.R. Manufacturing LAR Grizzly Mark I Mk 1 .357 Mag 10″ Longslide Pistol

SOLD FOR: $7,026

LSB#: 231213LM120

Make: L.A.R. Manufacturing Inc.
Model: Mark I
Serial Number: T000143
Year of Manufacture: 1984-1999
Caliber: .357 Magnum

Action Type: Single Action Semi-Automatic Pistol fed by Detachable Magazine
Barrel Length: 10”
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a ramped blade with a red “T”-shaped insert fixed to the front of the slide. The rear sight is a Millett white outlined square notch in a base adjustable for windage and elevation which is dovetailed into the slide.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grip is a one-piece checkered black rubber L.A.R. branded Pachmayr grip. There are some scattered light marks. There is some light rub wear. There are no rips or tears. Overall, the grips are in about Excellent condition.
Type of Finish: Matte Blued
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There are scattered areas of minor surface erosion and there are some machining marks on the lands. In my opinion, this bore is a 8 out of 10.

Overall Condition: 
This handgun retains about 97% of its metal finish. There is finish wear on the edges. There are a few minor scuffs that have lightly thinned the finish. There are a few tiny marks through the finish. The grip screws are sharp. The pins are unmarred. The markings are clear. Overall, this handgun rates in Fine Plus condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We did not fire this handgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: Included is a pair of 7-round magazines.
Our Assessment: Essentially an over-sized 1911, the LAR Mark I is a large-framed single-action semi-automatic pistol chambered in the popular .357 Magnum cartridge. The prototype for the LAR Grizzly was actually made from two 1911 frames cut and welded together to accommodate the longer .45 Win. Mag. and with steel plates added to the flats of the slide to add mass and strengthen the slide structurally. Production LAR pistols are another matter. All were hand-fit, which should combine with the adjustable target sights for a very accurate pistol. While perhaps uncomfortably large for those with smaller hands, the frame becomes comfortable quickly with a little handling and the trigger is crisp. This would be great for target shooting, hunting sidearm or as a hunting primary. This one is one of the rare 10 inch models that were produced in small quantities for hunters and silhouette shooters. The pistol is as absurdly large as it is absurdly badass and is just one of those guns that everyone who sees it wants to shoot! That said, this example is in Excellent condition and is well-suited to adding to a collection. Please see our photos and good luck!
Some are hot, some are not, but thankfully most can be shot!

L.A.R. Manufacturing LAR Grizzly Mark I Mk 1 .357 Mag 10" Longslide Pistol
L.A.R. Manufacturing LAR Grizzly Mark I Mk 1 .357 Mag 10″ Longslide Pistol