A mint 38 Colt Police Positive (38 S&W**SOLD)
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    A mint 38 Colt Police Positive (38 S&W**SOLD)

    This came 38 Colt Police Positive (38 S&W) from a police officers Son (He had two of the same caliber. The other one was well used.)It came with a holster from a company during the 20s. The condition is mint.....bluing, grips and barrel. It would make an excellent addition to any Colt or handgun collection. You'll never find a better one! These pistols were used by Police forces in the 20s and 30s.
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    Would you be so kind as to post some additional details? Specifically, I would like to know:

    1. What barrel length?
    2. What types of grips (checkered walnut or hard rubber)?
    3. Based on serial number, when was it made? I ask because there were several design differences which appeared in 1928.

    Also, photos would be appreciated. Thanks!
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    more pictures of the Police Positive markings

    Added pictures of markings on barrel.
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    A mint 38 Colt Police Positive (38 S&W)

    Nice looking Barney Fife gun! Confirmed 1928 year made


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    Thanks...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kraaaken View Post
    Confirmed 1928 year made
    Both Proofhouse.com and Colt's website show that serial number assigned to a 1932-vintage Police Positive 38. Colt's website does show a 1928, but as a Police Positive Special, not a Police Positive. Is there some other reference which you have available?

    Not arguing, but wondering and trying to learn. Nevertheless, a very nice looking revolver. And a lefty holster.
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    more pictires

    more pictures The action...... tight,no movement at all! Thanks for asking.
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    I can't remember when they went from hard rubber to wood grips, but the 1932 date seems better for this one, with the mat top strap.
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    1932,
    The Police Positive Second Issue added a grooved top strap to cut glare, and had a slightly heavier frame.
    The distance between the rear of the trigger guard and the front of the grip frame was increased to allow more room for fingers.
    It was made from 1928 to 1947.
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    I think around 1924

    Quote Originally Posted by azshot View Post
    I can't remember when they went from hard rubber to wood grips, but the 1932 date seems better for this one, with the mat top strap.
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    Larry Wilson's table dates the revolver to 1932.

    Transition from hard rubber stocks to walnut 1924. You can see in the photos that the revolver has the wide (1 3/4") butt grip frame. The hard rubber stocks only fit the narrow (1 9/16") grip frame.
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