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I drift between camera and guns. Just drifted back and remembered I had two spare .38 super BarSto barrels, one for the Government and one for the Commander. To my surprise they are both Colt manufacture not BarSto.

I'm pretty sure I bought them knowing that they are the post series 70 barrels that were redesigned to seat on the mouth and not the rim thereby eliminating the need for any more BarSto barrels.

Just one problem, I just want to make sure my memory is correct so does anyone now what visual differences I should look for to make sure it's the newer version ? It is just marked "Colt Super .38 Auto"

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Look into the chamber; if there is a distinctive shoulder for the case to rest against it is the later design. If the chamber looks like a revolver chamber then it is the older design.
Or compare the end of the chamber to a 45 barrel if you have one.
 

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Run a sharpened pencil down the chamber. You should detect a sharp transition for the case mouth to gauge on. On earlier 38 Super chambers there is a smooth transition to the rifling.
 
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