Where is the serial number on a Colt Police?
COLT’S PT. F. A. MFG. CO. HARTFORD. CT. U.S.A. Early Colt Police Positive Serial Number 3 with 4″ barrel – right side. Most of the cutaway is to the left side of the revolver. Just a slight cut is present on the right side at the top right of the stock.
When was the Colt Police Positive Special made?
This Police Positive Special was made in 1916, so the “Coltwood” plastic grips are a later replacement. The 6-inch barrel gave it a nicely balanced look and feel. The first solid-frame, swing-out-cylinder revolver was patented in Europe.
What do the capital letters mean in Colt serial numbers?
For example, SA is Single Action, NF is New Frontier, SP is Sporter, MT is Match Target and so on. On the other hand, a capital “C” prefix or suffix is used to indicate that the model is for Commercial use. In certain cases, these characters are simply used to show the year of manufacture and don’t have any secret meaning.
When did the Police Positive revolver come out?
At the time of the Police Positive’s introduction, the American civilian revolver market was still dominated by .32-caliber revolvers, and the .38 Spl. cartridge did not catch on with civilians until well into the 1920s. In addition, there was a specialized segment of the revolver market that Colt had been addressing for many decades.
What was the grip on a Colt 32-20 Police Positive Special?
The .32-20 Police Positive Special was available with 4-, 5-, or 6-inch barrels; fixed sights; and with a choice of blue or nickel finishes. At various times in the model’s production life, the grips were made from hard rubber, checkered walnut, or a synthetic material known as “Coltwood.”
When was the last Colt Police Positive made?
Issue 5 (Mark V), Made 1994-1995: The last of the Police Positive Series. Heavy 4″ barrels and rubber grips. Colt Police Positive Specials are relatively affordable and common. This aspect is probably why they do not get much notoriety or limelight that they may very well deserve.