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Just recently, while browsing through some area gun stores with nothing particular in mind, I came across this older Colt Gov't model in .38 Super. I have always loved the looks of the older Colts and I had never had a .38 super before so I could not resist and bought it. The gun looked prety much all stock except for a pair of ugly palmswell grips. I would place the gun as about 85% condition due to some slight pitting. It looked as if it had been neglected for a bit and some surface rust allowed to form. I replaced the grips with a pair of Tru-Ivory grips and changed out the recoil, and firing pin springs and went shooting. The results were about what I had expected considering the old Colt method of headspacing on the small rim. That is to say groups of about 3 1/2 - 4" shot offhand at 15 yards. I have already ordered a Kart barrel for it but, beyond that, I will leave it as is. Overall, I'm very happy with my "new" Colt.