This Colt 38 Super was shipped to the George A. Lowe Company, Inc. of Ogden, Utah on October 16th, 1947.
This Colt is finished in the post-war tank blued finish which is deeper and darker than it's pre-war counterparts. The top of the slide is also features a matte finish which would help reduce glare while shooting the pistol. The majority of the parts that you see on this pistol are left over WWII parts that Colt had on hand after the war. Instead of disposing of these materials Colt put them to use for a couple of years after the war and they are often seen on pistols in the 1946-1947 vintage.