Inherited a colt pistol I don't know anything about it
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    Looks like Armalloy or Metalife. A dull/matte industrial hard chrome finish popular back in the 80's.
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    A Colt from your grandfather … what a treasure. Congrats.
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    Howdy from N Texas and welcome to the community. I too inherited a Colt (SAA) that was originally purchased by my Grandfather. I didnt have any experience with Colt's but this community has helped me greatly and I have learned alot in a short period of time. You've come to the right place.
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    In those days Colt stamped the model name in larger letters in front of the caliber markings, so either the name was polished off or the barrel was cut off, cutting off the name with it.

    I suspect this is a Colt Pocket Positive due to the shape of the butt.
    It's chambered for the .32 Colt New Police, cartridge, which is the same as the .32 S&W.
    Colt didn't want competitor S&W's name on their guns, so they simply changed the round nosed S&W bullet to a flatter point and named it the .32 Colt New Police.
    They did the same thing with the S&W .38 cartridge.

    Here's some information on the Colt Pocket Positive..........

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    Very Nice, Whats the price check on this ?

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    Shame it was bead blasted first. The chrome finishes really polish up nicely and look just like stainless steel.


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    Please note that once a gun is hard chrome plated you can't further polish it without ruining it.

    The final look of a hard chrome plated gun is determined by how the metal is treated before plating. Once the plating is done it can't be changed to another look without stripping the finish and reworking the steel.

    Hard chrome can be applied in the original "orange peel" light bead blasted finish which looks has a pearl-gray look, or the metal can be brushed so it has a stainless look after the plating is done, or the metal can be bright polished for a mirror finish after plating.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Remi6674 View Post
    I was left this gun by my grandfather I can't find this exact gun anywhere. It says 32 police ctg it's a 2.5 barrel the finish is a dull grey not shiny not blued. Any info would surely be appreciated
    Welcome to the Colt Forum. As mentioned your gun has been bead blasted and thus the silver mat finish. Your gun is a 2 1/2" Pocket Positive from 1928.


 
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