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I'm new here, and to Colt .38's. Seem to be accumulating D-frame Colts. Newest is a late production PPS with a 4-inch non-tappered barrel, with shroud for ejector rod and ramp front sight. It says "Police Positive" above ".38 Special" but not Police Positive Special. So, other than markings, how does this differ from the Official Police? Why did Colt make them both for a long time?

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Your PP sounds like the model they re-introduced back to the market on 1994.
As you know the PP was built on a D-frame while the OP was much larger and built on the I and J-frames. They both were very popular guns and filled the slots as police revolvers for many years.
 

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I didn't know what frame was used for Official Police, thought it was also a D-frame, so that answers my question of why the PPS was produced at the same time. Mine is a D, shares grips with Det. Special. Did any version of the D-frame ever get more modern lockwork and parts, like Mark III? Thanks.

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As above the SF frame guns (the SF-VI, the DS II, and the Magnum Carry) were only available in stainless.

Apparently there WAS some discussion at Colt about a blued SF-based DIAMONDBACK-type gun in .22LR, but things went South before anything definite could be done.
 
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