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    Colt 1947 Super 38

    Can anyone tell me what are the correct grips that would have been shipped on a 1947 Colt Super 38? Also were target sights a factory option? Clawson is a bit light on this info, Thanks


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    First production in 1947 started out with the GI Coltwood grips. Not sure when they changed to the plastic grip with rampant colt logo, but possibly late 1947. I am not aware of any target sight options in 1947.

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    Thanks JP. Clawson's says they started production in June 1947 at serial 40001 and ended 56770---16,770 units. I'm looking at one serial 4346X, so it's probably a August unit. It's possible some of the frame components are WWII left overs.

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    I'll try to round up mine in a day or two. Poor thing's been mouldering away since ammo prices went mad. It's not a real high condition piece, but it's unmessed with.

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    Sorry for the delay.

    If they came with the pistol, and there's no reason to think otherwise as far as I've discovered, the grips on this early Post-WWII production Colt are regular old GI type grips:


    Post War pistol on the bottom- Pre War on top both .38 Super.


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    Thanks to all for the info and pics. I see that the post war serial is 42xxx. Close to my serial.

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    I am looking at a near NIB .38 Super in the 60,000 serial range, one documented owner, it has GI type Coltwood grips.

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