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picked it up at an estate sale. It is my 1st colt an i want to find out what it may be worth.
 

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Hi, and welcome to the forum
For any honest evaluation you will need to post some good clear pictures. As for being a collector; yes if in original condition, not refinished etc.
Being a nickel plated gun always, or usually, brings up speculation as to whether or not the nickel is original.
 

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According to Douglas Sheldon's book "Colt's Super .38", nickel plating was available only by special order for the first few years of production. The first mention of it in a printed catalog was in January of 1934. The lowest know serial number for a nickel Pre-War Colt .38 Super is 2367. Fewer than 900 pistols (about 2% of total production) had the nickel finish. I'd definitely get a Archive letter on this one...
 
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