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I just have my grandfather's Colt 38 Super, it's fake or aunthentic? Help me pls....

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Super 38 from 1947 - looks like.

Worked over a bit but certainly not a 'fake'. A very cool pistol.
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Super 38 form 1947 - looks like.

Worked over a bit but certainly not a 'fake'. A very cool pistol.
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I am not up on how common it is to find this model in factory nickel. But the finish is flaking quite a bit and it hurts value.
That's a nice pistol and if the nickle is factory- rare.

Working gun looks like well used but still interesting esp if it has a history of war use

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Welcome to the forum from Virginia !!
looks like a very legit colt but I鈥檒l let the experts opine on this colt pistol
The hammer gives one pause but it's not like it 'ruins' the value.
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Thank you for the reply and for the welcome...
Weird that someone polished off the checkering on the hammer. With that I would think it's probably refinished. I dig it though.
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I'd guess by the hammer checkering being cut that the nickel is not factory. But a nice old Colt none the less. ( see this mentioned now as I was typing, good call)
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Photos aren't sharp enough to tell for sure, but the photo from the rear appears to show buffing on the sharp corners and edges.
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I'm no expert, but it looks like one of the "Paltik's" made in the Phillippines.
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You need to get a factory letter. Go to coltarchives.com. If it is factory nickel even with the condition is is quite valuable.
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Go outside and take some pictures in indirect light. Not direct sunlight but in the shade. Flash pictures are tough to evaluate. Welcome to the forum.
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Appears to be a wide spur hammer, not sure if that would be correct.
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I'm no expert, but it looks like one of the "Paltik's" made in the Phillippines.
The OP's country of origin appears to be the Philippines.
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The serial number is for a 1947 Colt Super .38.
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Yep, wrong hammer for a '47, rollmarks are different, misshapen firing pin stop, slide release shape, etc. I'd bet it's from the Danao, Cebu area where most of the good counterfeit's come from.



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