Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 534: Pre-World War II Colt Super .38 Semi-Automatic Pistol

Auction Date: December 3, 2021

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Estimated Price: $1,600 - $2,500

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: Active
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Catalog Page: 312
Class: Curio & Relic Handgun
Description:

Manufactured in 1935, 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 "X" 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 an ill-fitting full blue .38 Super Auto magazine. Provenance: The Gus Cargile Collection

Rating Definition:

Very good, retains 50% plus of the period refinished blue with the balance a smooth grey patina, primarily on the edges and grip straps. The grips are fine with some scattered light handling marks and crisp checkering. Apart from the tight magazine, mechanically fine.



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