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    Grips for Police Positive (special?)

    Hey Guys! Today I picked up a well worn Colt Police Positive (special?) chambered in .38 special. It came with atrocious cracked pearl grips that basically fell apart when I shot it today. According to proofhouse it was made in 1921-22 if it is a PP or 1916-17 if it is a PPS. I cannot tell the difference between the two (new to Colts, obviously). I have searched Numrich and found some nice grips, but the model variations are almost overwhelming for a new user like me . My question is, would someone who is more experienced with these recommend some walnut or hard rubber grips that will fit my Colt. Thanks!




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    You need a set of hard rubber grips. You can buy a replacement set at: http://www.vintagegungrips.net/colt-...uttplates.html.

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    Having just bought replacement grips for my PPS (1912) from Vintage Grips, I'll second them. Very nice and fast. You'll want the grips that say c4a on them. I just put them on mine today. Some minor adjustments to make mine fit just right.

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    Police Positive Special

    Nice gun. It's a Police Positive Special, which has a longer cylinder, and a correspondilgly longer frame ahead of the trigger guard, than a Police Positive.

    Yours also looks like the bottom rear of the grip frame may have been rounded off a bit, so replacement grips may take some additional fitting.

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    those were beautiful grips.

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    Thanks to all who replied!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mike hudson View Post
    those were beautiful grips.
    At one time they were... You can't see it in the picture, but the right grip is cracked in about 8 places and evidence of a previous repair is obvious. On the left grip a sliver about 1.5 inches long sheared off into my hand when I fired it the first time. If they had been better taken care of I would have kept them, but now they are barely functional.

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    I have a PPS, and mine has a piece of lead between the grips, inside the handle. Was that from the factory?
    Thanks,
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    Quote Originally Posted by bil View Post
    I have a PPS, and mine has a piece of lead between the grips, inside the handle. Was that from the factory?
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    Not likely, unless someone at Colt had a sense of humor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by A1A View Post
    Not likely, unless someone at Colt had a sense of humor.
    Its definitely well done. Thought maybe it was for recoil control or, maybe, if it was a cop gun back in the 20s or 30s it was to make it an effective sap....


 
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