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Post War Police Positive Special 5\" Round Butt

It seems I've been having good luck with D-frames lately. Today I purchased a post war Police Positive Special (Third Issue) to go with my 1923 first issue PPS. The post war I bought has a 5" barrel and also a round butt identical to that of my 1960 Detective Special, that is with metal going down all the way between the grip panels and no wood filler. Condition is 99% with only a light turn line around the cylinder. The checkering on the walnut grip panels is sharp. I thought it was a good deal for $225 OTD. I have three questions.
1) Is the round butt unusual for a PPS? I thought they were all square butt.
2) Does anyone know how unusual the 5" is compared to the 4" and 6" lengths?
3) Can someone give me a DOB? Serial # is 850xxx.
Thanks in advance for all your help. Here is a photo:

 

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Re: Post War Police Positive Special 5\" Round Butt

I'd say you got a great deal!

1) The round butt on your PPS is correct for that vintage gun, i.e. not unusual.

2) The 4" is the most common barrel length for the PPS. No idea on numbers produced in various barrel lengths, but 5" is more unusual than the 4".

3) Your gun was manufactured (DOB) in late 1964.

IMO you scored pretty good on this one. Congratulations!
 

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Re: Post War Police Positive Special 5\" Round Butt

WS23,
Thank you very much for the information! I wonder if there is any way to get production numbers to see just how unusual the 5" is compared to the other lengths.
 
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