Now, to stay on topic for the Colt Semiauto Pistols discussion, we need to get a more complete look at this particular pistol. A well known flea-market-flipper from my town had offered this gun to a local gun shop for $75. The shop owner said that he wouldn't even pay $50.
I took a quick look at the gun, with the magazine marking catching my eye. Without hesitationI said, "I'll give you $70." He agreed, and the deal was made.
Not every Ruby is a $70 value, but this one was well worth it.
The Magazine is a 1920's Type-IV with rounded follower, two tone tube, crimped base and "CAL.380" over "COLT" in small letters. It's worth more than the Ruby pistol itself.