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  1. Unmarked Colt Police Positive ?

    Colt Revolvers
    Hey Guys, Just got what I think is a Colt Police Positive in .38 S&W, apparently made in 1905. (serial number range is correct for that year off the Colt page). Looks like a Colt, well made, tight, matching patina all around. However... no Colt/Patent/ caliber markings ANYWHERE. Grips are hard...
  2. Police Positive barrel/frame cross match

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    I recently acquired a decent shape Police positive .38 from GB. Serial #39xxx puts it in 1910 from what I've found online. Upon close inspection once I received it I noticed the barrel has the last patent date of 1925 making it a 2nd edition barrel. The finish looks like it all matches with...
  3. My Colt Police Positive.

    Colt Revolvers
    Hi from Argentina. This is my first Colt, a Police Positive .38 S & W from 1907. I bought it in 1981 and has a few shots because ammunition is hard to come by in Argentina. It is in perfect condition (although the box is a bit deteriorated, as you can see). (Sorry for those who saw the same...
  4. Colt 2 1/2 Police Positive .38 Special not .32?

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    Who can shed some light on this box. Very difficult to tell in the picture but you can see a cut line where the 2 1/2" part of the label was carefully cut out and is/was overlayed on a 4" original label. the box measures that of a 4" barreled revolver so most probably a 4". Box ware and box look...
  5. Colt police positive

    Colt Revolvers
    New to the forum , thought I'd take some time to show my 1934 police positive chambered in .32 new police cartridge. I picked er up out of a local shop , finish is original with abit of very light flecking with some wear on front and back strap of handle. Looks like it sat for a long time but...
  6. Need info on old police positive!!

    Colt Revolvers
    My grandfather recently passed away and left behind a beat up old police positive .38 special. I was wondering if anyone could tell me a little more about it and what it might be worth(it's pretty beat up so probably not much) thanks in advance!! My phone not letting me upload the pics right now...
  7. New from Tennessee

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    Hi, I inherited my fathers Colt Police Positive, it had been stored away for over 30 years and recently I decided to clean it up, get some ammo and head to a firing range. Fires great, bit my hand the first time. Using it is a challenge to me, I have a small hand. But I fell in love with the...
  8. Info wanted on my Colt Police Positive! (Be gentle; I'm new)

    Colt Revolvers
    It's a Colt Police Positive chambered in 38 Colt (38 S&W) with a 6" barrel Serial number: 47XX I was told by a vendor (that didn't make me an offer) that because it's stamped "Police Positive" on the barrel and "Colt's New Police" on the side plate, it was more rare and a "transitional gun"...
  9. A common old Colt problems?

    Colt Revolvers
    Hello again. Based on the positive turnout of my first thread, I figured Id ask this question as well. I wasn't sure whether to post it in the gunsmithing section or this one, but here goes. I've been looking for a colt police positive again for a general use, but the ones I found locally are...
  10. Grips for '78 Colt Police Positive

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    I have a Colt Police Positive, the serial number "26xxxR" seems to date it to 1978 per proofhouse.com. It has "Presentation Grip by Pachmayr." (sic) Is that a correct grip for it? There is no Colt escutcheon on the grip. Also, someone put a screw in from the right side and it is slightly...
  11. Found! Box of.38 NP ammunition.

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    Today my good friend came home from an auction with what appears to be a full box (50 rounds) of Winchester brand .38 New Police ammunition. The cardboard box is in good condition and the ammunition looks as good as the day it was made, without corrosion or tarnish. The cases are marked WRA .38...
  12. Colt Police Positive .38 S&W - What ammo?

    Colt Revolvers
    Hello all, first time posting! I recently inherited Colt Police Positive .38 (SN #335***) from my grandpa. From what I can tell, it's the .38 S&W (Colt New Police?). Anyways, what ammo is safe to shoot? Safe meaning that it correctly fits the specs of the gun, doesn't run too hot, and won't...
  13. .38 s&w

    Colt Revolvers
    Hi guys! Maybe you can help... I am doing some research and just wanted to confirm that shooting .38 S&W (not .38 Special) would be safe from my Colt .38 Police Positive. It is chambered in .38 New Police, but I was told it would be safe to shoot .38 Short Colt, by my dealer back home in...
  14. Chopped 2" Police Positive

    Colt Revolvers
    I mentioned way back in February that I scored a 1924 Police Positive (Not Police Positive Special) with a 2" .38 special barrel that was obviously cut down, with 500 rounds of nice Remington ammo for $200 total. The ammo was priced at $18 a box, so I feel like I paid $20 for a shooter grade...
  15. Value of Colt Police Positive Special 32-20

    Colt Revolvers
    I got this in a trade and was wondering is someone could give me a reasonable value for it? The last patent date on it is 1905. Which means it was manufactured sometime between 1905 and 1912. It locks up tight. The timing could use a little work, but it funtions in SA and DA. I have shot it a...
  16. Colt 32 pp detective special

    Colt Revolvers
    Hello all! I am new to this forum, as well as being a first time Colt owner. I guess I'm looking for answers as to what exactly I have. I typed in my serial # into the Colt database, and it came back as a 1975 Colt 32 Police Positive Special and Detective Special. I don't know much about Colts...
  17. Police postive parts kits

    Want to Buy
    I'm looking to purchase a pair of Police Positive Parts kits as well as a copy of Jerry Kunhausen's Volume 1 book. Pm me if you have some. Also looking to possibly but a Colt Mustang Pocketlite as well. Preferably one of the newer ones however one of the older style blues will work as well...
  18. Need Help Figuering This One Out Please

    Colt Revolvers
    I recently aquired this Colt revolver. I believe it to be a Police Positive 38SP, but the rest is a mistery. It would appear the the revolver has an one time been chrome plated. There are no markings on the barrel, the markings on the butt or rather strange. What I am able to see, is the No...
  19. .32 colt brass for sale.

    Want to Sell
    224 of the .32 long and 635 of the .32 short. These are the smaller diameter shells that colt switched to in the early 1900's. Will sell or trade for the s&w longs. (larger diameter shell).
  20. OK, time to 'fess up... I need help

    Colt Revolvers
    I had an old 1919 Police Positive .38 special. No problem getting ammo for a .38 Special. But ... I just traded it for another old Colt: a 'new' Police Positive .38 I am ignorant of the difference...
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