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That's a beautiful Super .38 and I love the ammo and crate. I forget the exact quantity, but someone placed an order for a ridiculous quantity of ammo by mistake with Remington and quite a bit was manufactured before someone canceled the order. Full boxes of it still show up today on Gunbroker but I'll bet the crates are pretty rare.
 

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I checked my copy of U.S. Handguns of WWII The Secondary Pistols and Revolvers by Chas. Pate for the reference on the .38 Super cartridge order during WWII.
In February of 1945 an order by the OSS was forwarded to the Military Supply division for 26,021M (26,021,000) rounds of .38 Super ammunition. A backup memorandum ordered an additional 32,391,000 cartridges. By July the error was noticed and an attempt was made to reduce the order to 80,000 but apparently that was too late and a much larger quantity had already been manufactured. There is a penciled notation on the memo for 2,000,000. Pate believes that the order with Remington was terminated before 2,000,000 rounds had been produced. An OSS inventory list dated 10/17/45 showed 1,042,237 rounds of .38 Super ball and another 1000 rounds of the Hi-Speed Mushroom ammo. I believe all of that WWII era ammo falls under Lots 5001 and 5002. Here is how the individual rounds are packaged.
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That`s it one of my mistakes I made in Tulsa years ago, Right along with not buying Army serial number 113 Large US Property it the turns out 113 is the last one with large US Prop could have bought it for 14,500 it sold at RIA about 5 years ago for 65k .I was holding out for a nicer one , Most of my regrets are the ones I did not buy ....
 
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