Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 528: Pre-World War II Colt Super .38 Semi-Automatic Pistol

Auction Date: December 3, 2021

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $2,250 - $3,500

Pre-World War II Colt Super .38 Semi-Automatic Pistol

Manufacturer: Colt
Model: Super 38
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 38 super auto
Barrel: 5 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip: walnut
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Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 311
Class: Curio & Relic Handgun
Bore Condition: Shiny - Very little wear

Manufactured in 1930, 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 "60". Fitted with blade and notch rear sights, wide checkered hammer, long grip safety, arched checkered mainspring housing, checkered walnut grips, and a two-tone .38 Super Auto magazine. Provenance: The Gus Cargile Collection

Rating Definition:

Very fine, retains 70% plus of the original blue finish with the balance having thinned to a mostly smooth grey patina, primarily on edges and the grip straps and some scattered light scratches on top of the slide. The grips are also very fine with a few scattered dings and minor blemishes and crisp checkering overall. Mechanically excellent.

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