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    Colt 38 special snub nose police positive yr 1905

    I have a police positive 38 special snub nose. Serial number 128629. Top barrell marking states CT U.S.A. Y 4 1905. Centered on the barell. What can you tell me about this gun?

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    The last patent date on the early PPs was 1905. Looks like yours was made in 1916. How long is the barrel? Pictures would sure help.

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    Pictures

    Looks like the barrel may have been cut off and modified into a sub nose.
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    More photos

    The barrel states Police Positive 38 special. The top states CT USA second like looks like LY 1905. Could be cut off by the site a little.
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    From the pictures, the barrel was definetly cut and the sight moved back over the lettering.
    The West wasn't won with a registered gun.

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    Any idea of the value?

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    Hi Wndyskitty,


    If timing and Lock-up are good, and if the Bore is good, these cut down Police Positive Specials, or their little brother, the cut down Police Positives, tend to sell in the high 100s to low 200s, depending on the condition of the original finish or whats left of it or how well or badly a re-Blue or Plating job was done or what kind of and condition of Stocks they have.


    At any given moment there are usually one or more on Gunbroker, and, they may be listed for one price or another, or not be listed correctly, but, the ones which sell, sell for about as that.


    Some of us here are in fact quite partial to the old 'Cut Downs' and enjoy seeing them and or even have a few ourselves.


    I like the one you have there, looks like it was done nicely-enough, even if there is a little oddness with the lower rear part of the Front Sight, and, has character going for itself, and still has it's old Hard Rubber Stocks.


    How are the Bore and Lock-up?
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    Everything is in good working order. I have fired it many years ago. I am not a gun expert so I am not sure what bore is - sorry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wndyskitty View Post
    Everything is in good working order. I have fired it many years ago. I am not a gun expert so I am not sure what bore is - sorry.
    The bore is the inside of the barrel down which the projectile travels at great speed If it's bright and shiny with lands and grooves (rifling pattern) present with no pitting you have a good bore.
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    Mine is a Police Positive, not a Special like yours but is a dead ringer. Shoots a little low with that tall front sight though.



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