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Lot 1452: Three-Digit Serial Number 129 Colt Super .38 Pistol

Auction Date: September 11, 2021

Outstanding Documented Early Production Three-Digit Serial Number 129 Colt Super .38 Semi-Automatic Pistol with Factory Letter

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $7,000 - $10,000

Outstanding Documented Early Production Three-Digit Serial Number 129 Colt Super .38 Semi-Automatic Pistol with Factory Letter

Manufacturer: Colt
Model: Super 38
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 38 super auto
Barrel: 5 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip: walnut
Stock:
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Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 360
Class: Curio & Relic Handgun
Description:

Manufactured in 1929, these Super .38 pistols were first shown to the public at the August 1928 Camp Perry National Matches, and were available for purchase by the start of 1929. The left side of the slide is marked with the two-line address and patent dates while the right side bears the caliber marking along with the Rampant Colt. The serial number is on the right of the frame, the left of the trigger guard is marked "1" over "VP", and the right of the trigger guard is marked "20". Fitted with blade and notch rear sights, wide checkered hammer, long grip safety, arched checkered mainspring housing, checkered grips with Colt medallions, and a two-tone .38 Super Auto magazine. The included factory letter confirms the current configuration (grips and barrel length not listed) as well as shipment being a one gun shipment to Simmons Hardware Co. in St. Louis on 26 February 1929. Provenance: The Dr. Robert Azar Collection

Rating Definition:

Excellent, retains 98% plus of the original blue finish with some scattered light handling marks and some very light evidence of holster type wear on the left front of the slide. The grips are also excellent with only the slightest handling marks and crisp checkering overall. Mechanically excellent.



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