Turnbull Colt Rimless Smokeless .38 Auto Serial – 36751

Brands: Colt
Caliber: .38 Auto

This Turnbull Colt Rimless Smokeless .38 Auto, serial 36751, was restored by Turnbull Restorations. Part of Colt’s Rimless Smokeless series, this .38 caliber pistol represents a pivotal moment in firearms history. Featuring polished metal surfaces and an elegant, natural grip, this model captures the aesthetic preferences and technical advancements of its time.

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The Turnbull Colt Rimless Smokeless .38 Auto, distinguished by its serial number 36751 and expertly restored by Turnbull Restorations, embodies the rich tradition of early 20th-century firearm craftsmanship. This model, a part of Colt’s innovative Rimless Smokeless series, is a classic .38 caliber pistol that marks a significant era in the evolution of firearms. It was among the pioneers in utilizing the then-revolutionary smokeless powder cartridges. This innovation was a crucial improvement over the black powder cartridges that dominated the previous generations, offering a cleaner, more efficient, and more reliable option for shooters.

The meticulous restoration by Turnbull Restorations has preserved the pristine condition of the Colt .38 Auto, highlighting its polished metal surfaces and its elegant, naturally contoured grip. These features not only showcase the aesthetic preferences of that period but also underscore the technical advancements emerging in firearm technology. The added allure of this firearm is its collection of original documentation and packaging, which significantly boosts its collectibility and appeal, providing enthusiasts and historians with a detailed narrative of the firearm’s origins and journey through history.

For collectors and fans of vintage firearms, the Colt Rimless Smokeless .38 Auto is more than just a weapon; it symbolizes technological progress and artistry in gun manufacturing. The pistol’s design and functional characteristics and its influential role in advancing handgun ammunition technology make it a coveted item. Owning this firearm is akin to holding a tangible piece of history, offering a direct connection to the past and a chance to relive the milestones that have shaped the development of modern firearms. This classic piece enriches a collection and serves as a testament to the craftsmanship, innovation, and historical impact that define the legacy of early 20th-century handguns.

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