I was given a rock island 38 super by a friend that owns property. The gun was left there by a precviuos renter that left the property vacant. In ohio there is no registration laws and the owner of the property checked with the sherif and was told any thing left on the property/ abandoned was theres. The serial number was ran and no crimes reported or anything odd. So i got a free gun. The real question is what the heck is a 38 super and how much is that ammo. I know the cartidges are smaller than a 38. special, and i am guessing more powerful than the 38. acp... so why have i not heard of this???? is this a decent gun or not? It had a little rust, but some oil and cleaning and it shined right up, one pitted spot. but 98% blueing left.