Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 511: Swenson Upgraded Colt Super 38 Semi-Automatic Pistol

Auction Date: December 3, 2021

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

Swenson Upgraded Colt Super 38 Semi-Automatic Pistol

Manufacturer: Colt
Model: Super 38
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 38 super
Barrel: 5 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip: plastic
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Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 305
Class: Curio & Relic Handgun

Manufactured in 1966 and subsequently customized. Standard markings as well as an "A.D. SWENSON/GARDENA, CALIF." stamping on the right side of the slide between the Rampant Colt and slide serrations and on the frame below the serial number. This pistol features the typical Swenson sight upgrade, replacing the standard rear sight with a Smith & Wesson style adjustable sight. Provenance: The Gus Cargile Collection

Rating Definition:

Very fine as customized/upgraded to current configuration by Swenson, retaining 90% plus original blue finish with limited handling marks. The grips are fair with some age warping, a crack at the top of the right panel, and crisp checkering. The last round hold open does not activate when magazine is empty, this issue was resolved however when tested with another magazine. Otherwise, mechanically fine.

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