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Posted: 2/17/2023 6:02:49 PM EST
Help.

I've never heard of a 38 Special Colt 1911 type gun.
I know nothing of 1911 or Colt guns anyway.
Gun values Blue Book is not much help.
I'll try to get a partial serial # in a bit.

A buddy is asking for info and value. I'm lost.

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Link Posted: 2/17/2023 6:11:07 PM EST
[#1]
That’s a bulllseye gun and it’s cool. Good luck finding magazines.

As far a value, I’ll give you tree-fiddy, if you don’t cash the check until next Friday.
Link Posted: 2/17/2023 6:16:46 PM EST
[#2]
yep

IIRC, they were designed to shoot full wadcutters

Jim Clark Sr stuff
Link Posted: 2/17/2023 6:22:16 PM EST
[Last Edit: DVCER] [#3]
Cool gun, limited value.  Usually a 5 shot mag, holding wadcutters.

That appears to be a factory colt.  Many were made by Clark .

Could be worth $$$ to a colt collector, the Clark guns show up for 750-1200.
Link Posted: 2/17/2023 6:36:35 PM EST
[#4]
If its a good as it appears and has box/papers it’ll run $1500-2000 on Gunbroker.
Link Posted: 2/18/2023 1:57:43 PM EST
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MKIII National Match, "NMR" or "MR" suffix. Mfg from 1961-1974.
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Page 530 of Blue Book 28th Edition.  
Link Posted: 2/18/2023 2:13:22 PM EST
[#6]
Appearantly Colt has a SN lookup
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Link Posted: 2/18/2023 2:40:13 PM EST
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Originally Posted By BM-ARM-DPMS-guns:
If its a good as it appears and has box/papers it’ll run $1500-2000 on Gunbroker.
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If someone has welded a rib on the slide or soemthing , mayber.... More like $3k plus if it is a real colt and even more with a box and papers

Mags are rare and costly.  Ammo has to be flush loaded 38 wadcutters.  

Dad had a Colt and a S&W 52 38 wadcutter gun.  At some point he sold the Colt but I still have the Smith.  

Both the Colt and Smith are very fun to shoot but you almost have reload due to the wadcutter needing to be flush with the case mouth.

Link Posted: 2/18/2023 3:10:04 PM EST
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Originally Posted By FreeAmerican:



If someone has welded a rib on the slide or soemthing , mayber.... More like $3k plus if it is a real colt and even more with a box and papers

Mags are rare and costly.  Ammo has to be flush loaded 38 wadcutters.  

Dad had a Colt and a S&W 52 38 wadcutter gun.  At some point he sold the Colt but I still have the Smith.  

Both the Colt and Smith are very fun to shoot but you almost have reload due to the wadcutter needing to be flush with the case mouth.

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I paid about $900 for mine but that was years ago. Correct about the ammo, no lead can be protruding from the case mouth at all.
Link Posted: 2/18/2023 3:23:19 PM EST
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$1500 MINIMUM if in good shape with one mag. Add $100-$150 for each additional Colt mag.

I snagged 2 extra in excellent [had 2] for $50 each and walked out of the show feeling like a GOAT.

Reload, but it's easy and the brass lasts forever and ever amen due to the low pressure. [2.8-3.2 grains of bullseye is norm.] I've loaded plastic cases with a primer and rubber bullets [all the way in the case full wadcutters] and popped them in it inside, you just need to hand cycle the slide.
Link Posted: 2/18/2023 5:49:30 PM EST
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Originally Posted By FreeAmerican:

Dad had a Colt and a S&W 52 38 wadcutter gun.  At some point he sold the Colt but I still have the Smith.  

Both the Colt and Smith are very fun to shoot but you almost have reload due to the wadcutter needing to be flush with the case mouth.
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I have a Smith 52 as well. Love it!

I get my wadcutters from GA Arms at a reasonable price.
Link Posted: 2/20/2023 12:57:02 PM EST
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Originally Posted By DVCER:
Cool gun, limited value.  Usually a 5 shot mag, holding wadcutters.

That appears to be a factory colt.  Many were made by Clark .

Could be worth $$$ to a colt collector, the Clark guns show up for 750-1200.
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Had a friend, who died about ten years ago, that had one of these pistols.  Probably 30-40 years ago, he toured Europe with a group, putting on bulls-eye demonstrations.  Apparently, the 5-round magazine was a plus to comply with local firearm regulations.
Link Posted: 3/13/2023 9:21:09 PM EST
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Link Posted: 3/16/2023 1:49:19 PM EST
[#13]
Is that a factory trigger?
Link Posted: 3/16/2023 4:13:31 PM EST
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Is that a factory trigger?
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Yes, that is the factory trigger, NM, so the trigger is different then standard govt models.
Link Posted: 3/16/2023 5:07:22 PM EST
[#15]
These are rimmed cartridges, right?

How’s that work?  Like a .22 magazine?
Link Posted: 3/16/2023 5:27:41 PM EST
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Originally Posted By FredMan:
These are rimmed cartridges, right?

How’s that work?  Like a .22 magazine?
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Yes. Never had a bobble in mine. I was actually quite surprised as ''blunt'' hardly describes the round.
Link Posted: 3/16/2023 7:00:47 PM EST
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Link Posted: 3/17/2023 1:09:33 PM EST
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Just for reference
SOLD for $1800

https://www.okshooters.com/posts/3991859/
Link Posted: 4/30/2023 12:29:10 PM EST
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Yes. Never had a bobble in mine. I was actually quite surprised as ''blunt'' hardly describes the round.
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Originally Posted By FredMan:
These are rimmed cartridges, right?

How's that work?  Like a .22 magazine?


Yes. Never had a bobble in mine. I was actually quite surprised as ''blunt'' hardly describes the round.
Hilariously, they look like giant ACE mags.
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