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Good afternoon all!!! I just took a 1936 Colt .38 Super in on trade. I am looking for the correct grips for it as at some point they were changed out for plastic ones. If anyone can help me out I would greatly appreciate it.
 

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The grips won't necessarily have anything to do with whether the pistol was reblued or not. It is not uncommon for owners to change the grips, and the 30/31 row are the closest to the original if someone was trying to return it to original. The finish of the pistol will speak for its self.
 

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The grips won't necessarily have anything to do with whether the pistol was reblued or not. It is not uncommon for owners to change the grips, and the 30/31 row are the closest to the original if someone was trying to return it to original. The finish of the pistol will speak for its self.
I was told to check a few spots and looks like it was redone. Does this kill the value?
 

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Ok so if it’s a 6k pistol but has been redone what kind of price reduction do you see?
It sounds like you are describing a first model. The current Blue Book of Gun Values lists that value for a 90% original finish Super Match pistol. Since it is a commercial pistol, my opinion for what it is worth would be 50% at best, i.e., professionally restored to 98% or better condition. Your pictures are not 98%, in my opinion. Fortunately, there are many real experts here whose opinions are based on real-world conditions. Its rarity factor is very subjective for valuing as a refinished pistol. Those opinions are the only ones I would trust - not mine.
 
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