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Lot 1569: Early Production Pre-World War II Colt Super .38 Pistol

Auction Date: December 4, 2021

Early Production Pre-World War II Colt Super .38 Semi-Automatic Pistol Serial Number 432

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Estimated Price: $1,800 - $2,750

Early Production Pre-World War II Colt Super .38 Semi-Automatic Pistol Serial Number 432

Manufacturer: Colt
Model: Super 38
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 38 super auto
Barrel: 5 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip: walnut
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Catalog Page: 293
Class: Curio & Relic Handgun
Description:

Manufactured in 1929, within the first month of full production. 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 matching number 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". The barrel is unmarked and has a polished chamber. Fitted with blade and notch rear sights, wide checkered hammer, long grip safety, arched checkered mainspring housing, checkered walnut grips, and a full blue .38 Super Auto magazine. Provenance: The Gus Cargile Collection

Rating Definition:

Very good, retains 85% plus of the dull refinished blue finish with the balance mostly a smooth grey patina, primarily on edges and the lower front of the frame, and some scattered very light pitting under the finish. The grips are fair with some scattered minor dings and scratches, and otherwise crisp crudely recut checkering. Mechanically excellent.



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