Fascinating firearm. Thanks for sharing. Interesting postings like this are what keep me checking in with the ColtForum. Thanks again and enjoy your Colt.
Or end up face down in the river .If only it could talk, I suppose it would keep its mouth shut, ya hear!
The revolver is marked "38 SPECIAL" on the left side of the barrel, with no other markings on the right side or top.Any chance we could see the barrel markings . Is it marked Police Positive Special ?
The factory order number for mine is 13235/100, and it was one of nine in the shipment.Mine letters with at factory order number of 12032/100, which I have always believed meant there were 100 guns in the order. Since my gun shipped as a single gun, that may also be incorrect. I do not know.
Question: were Franzite grips manufactured by P Von Frantzius?We saw a large number of the 2" Police Positive Special revolvers when I was the Colt Warranty repair man and parts distributor in NYC.
We were able to keep them going well into the 1980's. Only problem was replacement grips weren't available from the factory anymore.
That problem was solved by the use of "FRANZITE" grips--from Von Franzitius
in the Chicago area. Finally we obtained proper wooden checkered style stocks from "SILE" in Italy.]They had 'chicken' looking emblems on the mrdalions, and many had psuedo colt medalions installed somewhere.
NYC PD stopped members from using them as 'off-duty' or undercover guns due to their age.