Got this old Colt revolver at an estate sale...


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burntrubr
July 13, 2008, 11:53 AM
..what is it?

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It's a 38 caliber.

I'm heading out to Cabelas today, so I'll be back online tonight...any info appreciated. Thanks!

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LightningMan
July 13, 2008, 11:57 AM
Army Special maybe?

Jim Watson
July 13, 2008, 11:58 AM
Looks like a Colt Police Positive. In which case caliber is .38 Police Positive = .38 New Police = .38 S&W.

NOT .38 Special, NOT .38 Long Colt, NOT .38 Short Colt.


I don't understand buying an unidentified gun, though.

burntrubr
July 13, 2008, 12:03 PM
Jim, this was in a "lot", included with a few other items I bought. The old lady threw it in with the other stuff.

I double checked the stamping on the barrel and it does say "Police Positive". Its got some other stampings on it, a Patent date, then something, something, then 1905. A little hard to read.

Thanks for the input.

SaxonPig
July 13, 2008, 12:52 PM
The Police Positive was a small frame revolver offered in .32 and .38 (not Special) calibers. When Colt stretched the frame a tad for the longer cylinder in .38 Special the new gun was dubbed the Police Positive Special. Many people drop the Special from the title but the PPS is a different gun from the PP like yours.

If the grips are original to the gun it's an old one.

Guillermo
July 13, 2008, 01:27 PM
this is a great resource

http://www.proofhouse.com/index.htm

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