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    Police Positive .32 question

    I have a Police Positive from aprox. 1921, on the left barrel side is marked Police positive .32 police cart. is this the new police cart. same as .32 s&w long?? not to be confused with the .32 colt? thanks for the help
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    Quote Originally Posted by BABYSITR View Post
    I have a Police Positive from aprox. 1921, on the left barrel side is marked Police positive .32 police cart. is this the new police cart. same as .32 s&w long?? not to be confused with the .32 colt? thanks for the help
    If your Police Positive is chambered for the .32 New Police cartridge, you can fire it using the .32 S&W Long, which is still being manufactured. The .32 New Police and the .32 S&W Long were virtually identical cartridges. The only difference being the shape of the bullet that was originally loaded at the factory. The case dimensions were the same. Hopes this helps with your question.
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    Guess I'm confused since it is marked 32 police cart.....it is not marked 32 new police or 32 Colt.........I bet its chambered for the .32 new police (same as 32 s&w long) I want to be sure!
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    I sure understand wanting to be sure on the right ammo. I would be the same no doubt. Below I have attached a link that might help you out. Hope it helps my friend.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colt_Police_Positive
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    Terry, thank you so much...I'm calling it a .32 new police,even though its marked .32 police on the barrel..mine is a lightly shot all orig. revolver, could be a little nicer,but, is real good shooter quality....shoot it I will! have never owned a .32...but this came up and now I have another caliber to load (what a shame ha ha) thanks again
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    Quote Originally Posted by BABYSITR View Post
    Terry, thank you so much...I'm calling it a .32 new police,even though its marked .32 police on the barrel..mine is a lightly shot all orig. revolver, could be a little nicer,but, is real good shooter quality....shoot it I will! have never owned a .32...but this came up and now I have another caliber to load (what a shame ha ha) thanks again
    Sounds very nice. Enjoy shooting it. I shoot a Colt Bisley in .32/.20 and love it. Have a great evening ahead.
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    If your revolver is chambered in .32 short or long Colt the barrel will be marked "Colt DA .32". Also, if your revolver is chambered for the .32 Colt cartridges, .32 New Police (.32 S&W long) cartridges will be too large in diameter to chamber in the cylinder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BABYSITR View Post
    I have a Police Positive from aprox. 1921, on the left barrel side is marked Police positive .32 police cart. is this the new police cart. same as .32 s&w long?? not to be confused with the .32 colt? thanks for the help
    Mine is marked "32 Police Ctg" and shoots 32 S&W longs very nicely, also 32 S&W Wadcutters if you want really underpowered ammo so as not to stress the beast.

    Similar vintage, serial number 149XXX.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BABYSITR View Post
    I have a Police Positive from aprox. 1921, on the left barrel side is marked Police positive .32 police cart. is this the new police cart. same as .32 s&w long?? not to be confused with the .32 colt? thanks for the help

    The answer is Yes.
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