Inherited this Colt Super 38 back in 1989. Finding ammo was a problem, which is what got me into reloading! I haven't had it out in a while, so I think it's time. Thanks for the reminder! <br> It was a military competition pistol with a match grade barrel. The frame is from 1948, the slide from sometime later on (but still old). It's shoots like a competition gun.
Great looking Supers out there for sure. The cartridge is nothing to sneeze at either. Underwood and others market a 124 gr at 1,350 fps, with 500 + ft. lbs of energy. and in an all steel full sized handgun, recoil is very manageable.
I got an E-mail yesterday from GOG saying they have the Colt Classic in stock 45 acp, (3 of them). I ordered one. I think the price of $725 for a Colt Government model much like the pre 70 series is hard to beat. After I ordered mine I went back to GOG too see how many were left and it said 0.
For the folks that like the mild recoil of the .38 super round, and its many good qualities, packed into a 1911 size pistol. You might like to try the .38 ACP cartridge. It came along a bit before the .38 super, has the exact physical dimensions as the .38 Super, and will function in the .38 Super pistol, with even milder recoil.