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    Super .38 Match box

    Hey guys, any idea on how to establish value for this? I have a "Colt Automatic Pistol Super.38 Match" box that came with a lot I picked up. No visible serial # on bottom. Top and side have some separation between the black outer layer and inner cardboard, but otherwise intact.

    I haven't found a way to price this. I cant seem to find any info/reference to a box like this, except that "not even Sheldon has a pic of one". I've been told it's rare, but never what it's worth, although I recently moved it from the basement cabinet and into the safe.

    Thanks!

    ~Pae

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    Wow, that is some box.
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    .45 or More!

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    I am certainly no authority here, but I believe the only difference between the standard Super .38 box and the Super Match box is the label on the end of the lid that says "Match". Looking at Sheldon's book (Colt's Super .38 The Production History), I think you have what he calls a Style I box with printed information inside that was used from about 1931 to about 1947.
    I have bought and sold many boxes over the years and I would guess that this box would bring $500 to $1000 on eBay. It's hard to say exactly because of the condition but these are quite scarce. As a reference point, I sold a nice pre-WWII Ace box for $900 on eBay a few years ago.

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    Thanks Buckspen! The info on Style I boxes is very helpful.
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    I bet it pulls more than 1k...
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    Quote Originally Posted by chaosrob View Post
    I bet it pulls more than 1k...
    To the right person, it might as well be made of gold.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Greer View Post
    To the right person, it might as well be made of gold.
    Rob Greer,

    Yes, someone with a nice fixed sight Super Match in the 14000's!

    Best Regards,
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    I figured you would get some good answers on this question over here, Pae. Welcome, and good luck with that box.
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    If I have "Liked" your WTS posting, it means I think it is really neat and would purchase it if I could! But I either have one and don't need another, or I haven't won the lotto yet, or I would have to buy another gun just to go with your awesome accessory.


 

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