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The pistol is also perfect for plinking, target shooting, and small game hunting.
This pistol is in excellent condition and does not look like it has been used much.
0.00 (View Picture) SMOF6832 - COLT .38 SUPER AUTOMATIC PISTOL MADE IN 1935- SUPERB! Serial number 17959 made in 1935 with 98-99% original high polish blue finish.
It will be nearly impossible to find a better example!
(There is a very good discussion of the history of the cartridge at There is a great history of the .38 Super pistol development from Man At Arms magazine at https://static1.squarespace.com/static/54dc6b0be4b0d364a5ee20e0/t/54e785a1e4b021b682bbdfb1/1 424459169224/colt super automatic which we will summarize here.
The .38 Super pistol was introduced by Colt in 1928 as a higher velocity smaller caliber alternative to the .45 ACP Model 1911 with greater penetrating power, and began shipping in 1929.
This is a handsome pistol, it retains about 95% original finish. Grips are in very good condition with strong checkering and no cracks, chips or dents. Hart.) Read more about the biography of this remarkable American patriot on the Hart Collection Biography page. Hart was a career Central Intelligence Agency Officer as well as an avid arms collector.
SERIAL NUMBER 224-55695 The Model 22/45 Target Pistol provides the feel of the classic 1911 pistol with the proven reliability and value of the Ruger.The perfect trainer, it allows for low-cost practice and provides shooters with the familiar and preferred grip shape and feel of the famous 1911 .45 caliber pistol.In addition to the identical grip angles, the 22/45 features the same fire control locations (manual safeties, magazine releases and bolt hold-opens) as the 1911, making them perfect for .45 caliber shooters looking for an affordable way to train.The quality of the workmanship and finish on these pre- WW2 Colts is simply breathtaking.This is basically a Model 1911A1 pistol modified only as much as needed to function with the .38 Automatic Colt Pistol cartridge which had first been introduced in the Colt Model 1900.