Very true. OSS was dissolved in September 45…so it’s very possible this gun ended up in some kind of “Raiders of the Lost Ark” storage and didn’t resurface until many years later.The Colt's letter has a bit of information that may speak to the condition of the gun. The ship date is July 1945, just a few weeks before the end of the war in the Pacific and after the surrender of Germany. Given the gun was shipped to a CONUS address it is very likely the gun was never actually issued. This of course could explain the very good condition.
It is entirely possible the gun was "acquired" having never been issued during the shut down of the OSS.
Of course this proves nothing, but it seems to me the gun could be original.
Only thing I can say is that Keystone has a way to make things look really good in the pics. No idea how or what they use to photo them but if you look at some of their other auctions the items seem to ‘jump out’ at you.SUPER 37170 seems to look better each time it comes up for sale ! (Maybe the lighting or camera?)
Here's an old Thread on it: This one is for Ronald or anyone that likes OSS guns
Keystone Arms lost a 2016 lawsuit concerning their sale of a refinished Python: Houk v. Mitchell, PICS Case No. 16-1371 (C.P. Lawrence Sept. 30, 2016) Hodge, J. (9 pages). | The Legal Intelligencer