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Colt Super .38 - Serial Number 35475 with Swartz Safety, Shipped to Office of the Chief of Ordnance, Technical Division, Washington, D.C.

Super .38 serial number 35475 (ca. 1944) - WWII period Super .38 shipped to the Office of the Chief of Ordnance, Technical Division, Washington, D.C., February 5, 1944.  Processed on Colt Factory Order number 4045 in a shipment of two pistols. 

Springfield Research Service indicates that this pistol was shipped from Letterkenny to the US Army Air Force:

35475 - SUPER - 020844 - LETTERKENNY-->ARMY AIR FORCES B –

Pistol has matching serial number under firing pin stop plate, Swartz safety. ‘C’ on top of frame.  Barrel is marked “Colt Super 38 Auto” on lower left of chamber. Full blue magazine with “Colt Super 38 Auto” on the bottom. Pre-war hammer and M1911 slide stop. Rear sight, grips screws, plunger, grip safety, magazine catch are parkerized.  Carved ivory “dragon chasing pearl” motif stocks (occupied Japan).

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