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Hello, here's a newbie (to Colt revolvers, I have a 1911A1) question : the Police Positive is a "D" frame gun, right? The Police Positive SPECIAL is bigger, right? What frame is it, exactly?
The "Official Police" is I or J, right? And the various "Troopers" are what frame? Lastly, the "Viper" is what?
Sorry, guys, there is a reason I have to know this. Or maybe you can refer me to a website that lists all the Colt revolver models and their respective frame types?
Hey, revolvers are fun. Lots more variety and history in them than in the Colt semi-autos, apparently. Thanks in advance for your help, guys.

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Hello, from another New Guy at this forum. I don't know much, but I've come across a few posts that might be helpful. If you just cut and paste these into your browser, they seem to work. There's a lot of knowledge and wisdom out there.

I've been delighted by the "search" function on this board; it seems to work well for me.

So far, (I know some of these come from another forum, but I've seen a lot of the same names at this forum and that one. I hope this is OK; if not, please accept my apology!)


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AHA! As I said, I'm very new here. Instead of cutting and pasting, just clicking on the links seems to work here. Hope This Helps.
 

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The above links are very good for the info you need.
In case you don't want to wade through all that right now:

This will be for post-war revolvers only:

The "D" frame. This was Colt's small frame. The Detective Special, Cobra, Agent, Diamondback, 1980's Commando Model, Police Positive Special, and Viper.

The difference between the Police Positive and the PP Special: the PPS has a slightly longer frame and cylinder to handle the .38 Special. The Police Positive was a Pre-war gun only, and made for low powered rounds like the .38 S&W and the 32's.

The "SF" frame. This was Colt's last small frame, introduced in the late 1990's, and was made of stainless steel.
The SF-IV, The DS II, and The Magnum Carry.

The "E&I" frame. The "E" frame was Colt's pre-war mid frame, it was slightly modified and made as the "I" frame from the early 1950's to 1969.
This series was discontinued in 1969, except for the Python.
The 357 Model was both the name and caliber of a Colt revolver that was the predecessor of both the Trooper and Python.
The Official Police, Officer's Model series, the 357, original Trooper, and Python.

The "J" frame. Colt's totally new type revolver introduced in 1969 to replace the "E&I" frame guns. This series has the transfer bar action.
Many people advertise guns as "Trooper's" when they are actually Trooper Mark III's. These are totally different guns.
The Trooper Mark III, Lawman, Metropolitan Police, Officer's Model Match Mark III, and Official Police Mark III.


The "V" frame. The Trooper Mark V, the Boa, and the Peacekeeper.

The "AA" frame. The King Cobra.

The "MM" frame. Colt's 1990's large frame. The Anaconda.



[This message has been edited by dfariswheel (edited 08-16-2003).]
 
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