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PIcked up a first year Police Positive Special this weekend

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by twaits, Apr 17, 2011.

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  1. twaits

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    Picked this up for $275 OTD this weekend. What do you think? Serial number dates it to 1908.

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    Looks great, screws aren't buggered up, finish looks original with some honest wear. Definitely worth what you paid.

    How's the bore?
     
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    For a pistol over a hundred years old it sure looks awesome.
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    I'll take one like it anyday.
     
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    Dr. Rob,

    The bore and chambers are perfect. Appear to be like new. Not a single pit anywhere.
     
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    I'll give you $300 for it now. You can make $25 for nothing. Just kidding, unless you need $300 bucks. Great find. Wish I could stumble across something like that. Where did you find it? LGS, pawn shop?
     
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    I wouldn't shoot any +p, but I'd run boxes of 148 gr wadcutters out of it.

    That's a great find and a great price.
     
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    First let me wipe the drool from my chin.....Very nice find!!
     
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    Hello friends and neighbors // Where do you live and do they have anymore?

    Very nice save.
    On a good day I might get the local GS down to $350 -375 for one that nice.
     
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    twaits

    Sweet!
     
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    Mac 2,

    Got it at Kittery Trading Post in Kittery Maine. They sometimes have really good deals on some of the older stuff.

    Dr. Rob,

    It won't be getting any +Ps. I shot 6 rounds of standard velocity Winchester FMJs out of it today. Just plinking but seems to shoot great.

    I sent to Colt for a Archive letter yesterday. I want to know if the "JMT" that is engraved on the butt was done at the factory.
     
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    Sweet snag! That's a fantastic revolver. They're light, too. I have one that's finish-challenged. SOmething got on it in spots. However, it's mechanically barely used; I paid $250. You got a good deal. Try point shooting it. It's a natural.

    Note: You may consider repro grips or modifying a Pachmayr to fit. The originals are sooo brittle that the least whiff of a graze chips 'em really, really easily, even if you're being totally careful and attentive. Really. Sigh....
     
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