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For Sale - Clark Custom Colt .38 Special 1911

Post by jhoward13 on 5/27/2015, 1:36 pm

Colt 1911 .38 Super made in 1969 converted to shoot .38 Special Wadcutters by Clark. Gun shows some wear from travel and competition through the years. $1499 + shipping.

Listing for an older friend with no computer. Please contact Eugene Pulliam at    five zero two - two two three - 7558 with any questions.


Had this listed on trapshooters.com and someone suggested posting it here too.
















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Re: For Sale - Clark Custom Colt .38 Special 1911

Post by rich.tullo on 5/28/2015, 11:18 am

Jim Clark Gun, may be worth a bit more then what he is asking. If it still shoots. 
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Re: For Sale - Clark Custom Colt .38 Special 1911

Post by james r chapman on 5/28/2015, 12:39 pm

I asked him to post it here.
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Post by Jon Eulette on 5/28/2015, 3:09 pm

What's the model? i.e series 70, etc. What is serial number prefix?
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Re: For Sale - Clark Custom Colt .38 Special 1911

Post by jhoward13 on 5/29/2015, 7:07 am

The serial number is CS002###.

I am not a Colt or handgun expert at all, but here goes. 

Plugging the SN into Colt's website returns this "1969 SUPER .38 MODEL".  Since, according to Wikipedia, the Series 70 didn't start until 1970, this gun would predate the Series 70. Beyond that, I don't know.

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Post by jhoward13 on 5/29/2015, 7:19 am

Also, there is only one magazine with the gun, but I called Clark and they have extra magazines in stock.

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Re: For Sale - Clark Custom Colt .38 Special 1911

Post by rich.tullo on 5/29/2015, 9:47 am

They call that a Commercial Colt , I believe.
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Re: For Sale - Clark Custom Colt .38 Special 1911

Post by rich.tullo on 5/29/2015, 10:02 am

1969 makes it highly likely its a Jim Clark Gun.
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Re: For Sale - Clark Custom Colt .38 Special 1911

Post by jhoward13 on 6/15/2015, 7:07 am

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Re: For Sale - Clark Custom Colt .38 Special 1911

Post by Colt711 on 6/15/2015, 10:46 pm

rich.tullo wrote:1969 makes it highly likely its a Jim Clark Gun.
?????

Stippling, Clark signature & address engraved, The short rib w/tuner are standard Clark features. The rib/tuner was used by Jim on a lot of his guns, 45 & 38 during those yrs. I owned a 45 exactly like this. I have never seen this tuner/rib on another smith's gun although there might be some.

A call to Clark will establish the history. AND they would SHOOT!!

1969 establishes nothing as to it's pedigree.

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Re: For Sale - Clark Custom Colt .38 Special 1911

Post by Axehandle on 6/18/2015, 11:05 am

Look under the slide at the rail the disconnector runs on.  There is a month and year stamped there.  That is when the gun was built by Clark.  There are people out there that collect these things.

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Re: For Sale - Clark Custom Colt .38 Special 1911

Post by SW-52 on 7/21/2015, 6:16 pm

a true luxury piece!
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Clark Custom Colt 38 Special

Post by Heavythumb on 9/30/2015, 12:35 pm

I bought the gun.  I had a red dot scope mounted on it, cast some bullets, made some reloads, tweaked the reloads, got six magazines, and shot a 238, 275, and a 276 in Bullseye competition the past three weeks.

Shooting the gun is sweeeeeeet.

I also shoot a .32 Walthers Expert for center fire Bullseye competition.

I think I will be using the Clark Custom for my primary center fire caliber.

BTW, I'm not a very good shot.  It is off to the range for me, we have a .22 Bullseye match tonight.

Thank you jhoward13 for posting this gun.

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Re: For Sale - Clark Custom Colt .38 Special 1911

Post by Rob Kovach on 9/30/2015, 2:42 pm

I love how those .38 wadcutters shoot.
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Re: For Sale - Clark Custom Colt .38 Special 1911

Post by rich.tullo on 9/30/2015, 2:50 pm

Great!!!!!
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