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

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by burntrubr, Jul 13, 2008.

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  1. burntrubr

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    Army Special maybe?
     
  3. Jim Watson

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    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.
     
  4. burntrubr

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    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.
     
  5. SaxonPig

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    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.
     
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