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Lot 2739: Serial 30 Colt Super .38 Pistol with John H. Fitzgerald Letter

Auction Date: February 17, 2022

Early Production Pre-World War II Colt Super .38 Semi-Automatic Pistol Serial Number 30 with Letter from Famous Colt Employee John H. “Fitz” Fitzgerald Gifting it to Major Sam McKone

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $3,500 - $5,500

Early Production Pre-World War II Colt Super .38 Semi-Automatic Pistol Serial Number 30 with Letter from Famous Colt Employee John H. “Fitz” Fitzgerald Gifting it to Major Sam McKone

Manufacturer: Colt
Model: Super 38
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 38 super
Barrel: 5 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip: walnut
Stock:
Item Views: 1895
Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Class: Curio & Relic Handgun
Bore Condition: Good - Some light pitting or frosted appearance
Rating:

OF - FAIR- some major parts replaced; minor replacement parts may be required; metal rusted, may be lightly pitted all over, vigorously cleaned; rounded edges of metal and wood; principal lettering, numerals and design on metal partly obliterated; wood scratched, bruised, cracked or repaired where broken; in fair working order or can be easily repaired and placed in working order.

NPRF - NON-PROFESSIONALLY REFINISHED/COLD BLUE, ETC.

Description:

Manufactured 1929, the first year of production. Includes a May 13, 1929 dated letter addressed to Major Sam Mckone of Lawrence, Kansas from famous Colt Employee John Henry Fitzgerald of Hartford, Connecticut in which he states, "They tell me at the factory that you were badly in need of a 38 Super Colt so I told them to take my No. 30 and send it along to you." Provenance: The Gus Cargile Collection

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