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donray 01-28-2013 06:44 PM

1902 Colt Super 38
 
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I inherited my father's 1902 Colt 1911 Super 38 twenty one years ago. Can anyone tell me anything about it. It came from the factory mickle plated with the hammer and trigger gold plated. The grips are Franzite grips with a Eagle on the emblem on the grips.

c3shooter 01-28-2013 07:00 PM

Don- STOP.

First, the 1902 is not a 1911.

Second, the 1902 was not a .38 Super- it was a .38 ACP. The Model 1902 was made up until 1928, and the .38 Super came out in 1929. While the cartridges are identical in size, they are NOT identical in power. It is downright dangerous to shoot .38 Super in a .38 Auto pistol.

Re: Eagle on the grip medallion- sure that is not the "Rampant Colt"? Not enuff pixels in your photo to tell.

Here is some basic info for you-http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colt_M1902

MoreAltitude 01-28-2013 07:09 PM

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Originally Posted by donray
I inherited my father's 1902 Colt 1911 Super 38 twenty one years ago. Can anyone tell me anything about it. It came from the factory mickle plated with the hammer and trigger gold plated. The grips are Franzite grips with a Eagle on the emblem on the grips.

I'd say standard model colt 1902. Beautiful collectors piece you got

danf_fl 01-28-2013 07:23 PM

Follow the advice of these fine gentlemen.

I sure would hate to see such a thing of beauty destroyed because you didn't.

I second the .38 ACP. It was not designed to handle the pressure of the .38Super

MoreAltitude 01-28-2013 07:25 PM

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Originally Posted by MoreAltitude

I'd say standard model colt 1902. Beautiful collectors piece you got

Edit- Didn't see first response by C3 before I posted.
Oh and I think it's military model??? Didn't only the military models have a straight (not rounded) butt? I don't fully trust my older Colt knowledge.

donray 01-28-2013 09:08 PM

Thanks for all the info. I was told it's a .38 Super and now I know it's not

donray 01-28-2013 09:11 PM

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Originally Posted by c3shooter
Don- STOP.

First, the 1902 is not a 1911.

Second, the 1902 was not a .38 Super- it was a .38 ACP. The Model 1902 was made up until 1928, and the .38 Super came out in 1929. While the cartridges are identical in size, they are NOT identical in power. It is downright dangerous to shoot .38 Super in a .38 Auto pistol.

Re: Eagle on the grip medallion- sure that is not the "Rampant Colt"? Not enuff pixels in your photo to tell.

Here is some basic info for you-http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colt_M1902

No it's definitely an eagle carrying something

danf_fl 01-28-2013 09:11 PM

The .38 ACP ammo is a little expensive, but here is some:
http://www.ammo-one.com/38APCAuto.html

BillM 01-28-2013 09:30 PM

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Originally Posted by donray (Post 1113917)
No it's definitely an eagle carrying something


Hmmm. Maybe it made a pass through Mexico sometime in the last
100+ years.

Does it look like an eagle grabbing a snake a snake, sitting on a cactus?

donray 01-28-2013 09:46 PM

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Originally Posted by MoreAltitude

I'd say standard model colt 1902. Beautiful collectors piece you got

Thanks I think sp


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