Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 1407: Three Digit Serial Number 475 Colt .38 Super Pistol

Auction Date: August 27, 2022

Highly Desirable First Year Production Three Digit Serial Number Colt .38 Super Semi-Automatic Pistol with Holster and Extra Magazine

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $5,500 - $8,500

Highly Desirable First Year Production Three Digit Serial Number Colt .38 Super Semi-Automatic Pistol with Holster and Extra Magazine

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

Manufactured in 1929, the first year of 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 unmarked barrel is blued with a polished chamber hood. Fitted with blade front and notch rear sights, wide checkered hammer, long grip safety, arched checkered mainspring housing, checkered walnut grips, and a two-tone magazine marked "COLT" and "SUPER/38 AUTO" on the base on the base. Includes a leather holster and an extra magazine marked ".38 AUTO./COLT".

Rating Definition:

Excellent, retains 95% of the original blue finish with some holster wear on the edges and the grip straps, a light takedown mark, and some scattered light surface oxidation. The grips are very fine with a minor chip absent just below the bottom screw on the left panel and otherwise a few scattered light handling marks and crisp checkering. Mechanically excellent. The holster is very good with some mild wear. The extra magazine is excellent overall.



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