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Old October 14, 2014, 10:29 AM   #101
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Radagast, I still need to know when the Colt Police Positive was made. Serial number 110xxx. My friend has been bothering me about it. Thanks
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Old October 14, 2014, 11:57 AM   #102
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Old October 14, 2014, 12:52 PM   #103
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When checking a supposed Colt Police Positive, first be sure it's a Police Positive and not a Police Positive Special. These were two entirely different models that were numbered in their own serial number series. Many people don't know they're is a difference.

But that's only the beginning of problems. Over time Colt started the Police Positive (chambered in .32 or .38 Colt New Police) on a common frame and numbered together. Later they introduce a slightly heavier frame for the .38 and numbered it in its own series. Then if that wasn't enough they started making .32's on the heavier .38 frame!

When seeking to find when a particular Police Positive was made, a clear photograph of the revolver and knowing the exact markings on the side of the barrel can help resolve the confusion. Unfortunately the frames themselves don't have any useful information stamped on them.
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Old October 15, 2014, 10:59 AM   #104
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Thank you gentlemen. The markings on the barrel of the revolver are Police Positive 32 police ctg. I'll try to post my photos. One photo is of the cylinder full of 32 S&W Long. Hope this helps both of you.
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