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    How Many Were Made?

    I'm having a hard time finding info on this Super Match Gold Cup so I thought I'd run it by the experts. During what period were they made? I assume it's a special edition but I can't find how many were produced. It's unfired in the soft case and the box. Thanks, Rick


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    Rick - My "Blue Book Pocket Guide for Colt Dates of Manufacture" (Wilson & Allen, 2008) says this pistol was produced in 1989. No production numbers are given. That's the only reference I could find on the gun. I can't locate a listing for it in the regular Blue Book price guide.

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    I think the Super in Super Match refers to Super 38 Caliber despite the mistake in the caliber designation on the slide. I know it's their name but they should stick to the one they started with.

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    I suspect it was to pay homage to the Pre War Super Match that Colt introduced in the late 20's
    USMC - 1970's

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    The pistol was the Super .38 while the ammo was .38 Super. The Colt historical department can't get it right as to which is which.


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    JohnnyP, you should send the letter back. Recently, I received a letter on a Commander from the Mid-1970s. The heading contained the notation "Series '70." of course, there is no such thing as a "Series '70" Commander or Combat Commander. I sent the letter back with an explanation of why there are no "Series '70" Commanders or Combat Commanders, and Ms. Haynes sent back a corrected letter with a personal note thanking me for calling the error to her attention. It is hard to believe that the nomenclature errors in the "Blue Book" have infected the Colt Archive Department, but apparently they have. If the Archive Department cannot be counted on to use correct nomenclature, it is a sad state of affairs.
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    I haven't seen many of these even on the web, I would like to own one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnyP View Post
    The pistol was the Super .38 while the ammo was .38 Super. The Colt historical department can't get it right as to which is which.

    This post got my curiosity up,-- I checked all the archive letter's for my pre war Super 38's---They ALL say "Colt .38 Super Automatic Pistol". That pretty much confirms Judge Colt's suspicions of archival misnomers.

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    Well Colt came out with the Series 80 firing pin safety in 1983 and SS in 1984. This guy looks like it was made in the late 1980s or early 1990s when Colt started to come out with what seemed like a million and one special editions.


 

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