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Old 01-28-2013, 06:44 PM   #1
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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.

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Old 01-28-2013, 07:00 PM   #2
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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

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

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

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

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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?
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I'd say standard model colt 1902. Beautiful collectors piece you got
Thanks I think sp
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