Hello. I just purchased a nice Colt Police Positive 38 last week from my local hardware store's gun shop but I'm confused on the markings. According to the serial number proof house is saying it was made in 1908. The barrel says COLT POLICE POSITIVE 38 but the frame has the rampant horse with the circle going around it saying Colt's New Police. Is this because colt took the 38 S&W round and called it 38 Colt New Police and changed the bullet to a flat head? Or is this gun a parts gun made from older parts assembled into a new revolver? All of the numbers match. Both grips are marked underneath with the serial number on both panels. Also, the cylinder release is the older flat style. Grips are in very nice shape without any cracks or gouges. It still has bright fire blue on the top and back of the hammer and some on the trigger. Bore looks good but I haven't shot it yet. I basically bought it because a few years ago a friend of mine gave me 300 rounds of Remington 38 Colt New Police ammo that was made in the 70's. Only problem was, I knew it would not chamber in any of my 38 specials and I didn't have the correct gun for the ammo. Now I have one and it fits in nice with my police positive special. Any help is greatly appreciated!