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When did the 'Detective Special' begin?

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And...were there factory 'Police Positive' 2 Inch Barrel models in .38 Special?
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Thank you Judge Colt!

Very interesting.

Now I can have a better idea of what I am looking at if finding examples of this era.

Was the 'Detective Special' only offered in .38 Special? Or was it also offered in .38 NP, and or .32 or .22?

If I recall correctly? - the 'Banker's Special' was about the same thing as a 'Police Positive', or was in essense, a 'Police Positive', but not a 'Police Positive Special', and, was a 2 inch Barrel, and or also, available in .32 or .22...but, not offered in .38 Special.

Thus leading to the question, of, if the early or pre-Detective Specials were offered in .32 or .22 Calibre, did they do so with the same size Cylinder, as they would have had, if being in .38 Special?

While the 'Banker's Special' would have had the shorter Cylinder associated with the .38 NP Cartridge?
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Thanks twaits, definitely some nice examples of the early ones in that Thread.

Thanks thecoltguy, I think I have a good over-view now.

The Police Positive Special short Barrel, or it's successor, the Detective Special, are very appealing.

I suppose in their day, or for quite a few decades, they were the most powerful-smallest 'package' one could have.
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