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Revised: 9/18/2015 

Please Note: Correct terminology is of course “Commercial” not “Government”.


SN 80959. Cal. .38 Super, 5″ bbl, blue finish, checkered plastic grips with Colt medallion embossed. Produced in 1950, this variation is called a “Fat Barrel” because surplus .45 cal bbls were used that had a larger outside diameter than regular .38 bbl. Slide shows standard markings. with no visible proof marks, Top of slide has a matte finish. Sights are of Patridge-type. Bbl is marked on top “SUPER .38 AUTO”. Frame shows a “Q” inspector mark on left front trigger guard bow and “0” assembler mark on right front trigger guard bow. “8” is stamped on top flat of frame in front of hammer. Magazine is full blue with fluted sides and bottom plate with Rampant Colt logo and “COLT SUPER .38 AUTO” stamped. CONDITION: Fine. Slide retains 90% bright blue on side flats with only slight high point wear and a couple of small scratches. Matte finish shows some slight handling marks. Bore is bright with sharp rifling and a couple of stains. Frame retains 95% bright blue with some high point wear and a few scratches. Slight scratch at takedown pin. Grips are very fine with a clear Rampant Colt logo and sharp checkering. Magazine retains 95% blue with only slight high point wear. A hard to find variation of a post-war .38 super. 49616-21 TEP C&R (1,200-1,500) – Lot 1304

Auction: Firearms - October 2015
Please Note: All prices include the hammer price plus the buyer’s premium, which is paid by the buyer as part of the purchase price. The prices noted here after the auction are considered unofficial and do not become official until after the 46th day.