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Colt Super Match .38 - Serial Number 25718


Rich DiFlorio Collection

Super Match .38 serial number 25718 with adjustable sights - pistol was a single gun shipment to A.F. Stoeger Arms, Co., New York, NY on April 2, 1937.  1937 was the fourth year of production for the Super Match.  Slide has a small monogram (FJH) inscribed on the right side of the frame above the serial number.  The initials FJH are for Ford James Higgins (1910-1982).  Gun was acquired by Higgins in Bozeman, MT in the late 1930s.

Factory letter for Super Match serial number 25718.

Super Match in original box (numbered to the gun) with test target, instructions, cleaning brush in original wrapper, sight adjusting tool in original envelope, special instructions and shooting suggestions.

At right, matching serial number on rear of slide, under firing pin stop.

Yellow Stevens Rear Sight Instruction Label pasted inside the lid of the box.

Left side view.

Serial number 25718 on right side of the frame.  Slide has a small monogram (FJH) inscribed on the right side of the frame above the serial number.  The initials FJH are for Ford James Higgins (1910-1982).  Gun was acquired by Higgins in Bozeman, MT in the late 1930s.

Right side slide markings - close-up

Left side slide markings - close-up

Markings on original Super Match barrel:  "COLT SUPER 38 AUTO" with "MB" in a circle on the lug.

Left side profile of rear of slide and Stevens sight.

Rear view of Stevens Sight.

Top view of Stevens Sight.

Front view of Stevens Siht.

Original instructions.

Factory test target numbered to the gun.

Box end labels and matching factory serial number hand written on bottom.

Original box.

Markings near the disconnector.

Front grip strap.

Original two-tone magazine.

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