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Mfg Item #: POLICE POSITIVE
NOTE: This is a used surplus handgun Graded Good by the Supplier /Importer. Expect finish wear, scratches, dings, etc... (See Photos)
Only one is available, the firearm pictured is what you will receive.
NOTE: Chip on left grip (bottom / front)
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"1907 First Year Production" POLICE POSITIVE
This Colt Police Positive is a small-frame, double-action revolver featuring a six-round cylinder, 4" barrel, chambered for .38 New Police (.38 S&W) Designed primarily for sale to federal, state, or local law enforcement agencies, the Police Positive was introduced into the firearms market by Colt's Manufacturing Company in 1905 & Production stated in 1907.
The First issue of the Police Positive ran from the revolver's introduction in 1907 until 1927. Sporting Colt's standard hard rubber grips.
The Colt Police Positive was an improvement of Colt's earlier "New Police" revolver, upgraded with an internal hammer block safety. Colt named this new security device the "Positive Lock", and its nomenclature ended up being incorporated as a partial namesake for the new revolver. The cylinder of the Police Positive rotated in the clockwise direction, the opposite of firearms maker Smith & Wesson's competing models. Ever a canny competitor in the firearms industry, Colt missed no opportunity to score points over its arch-rival and began a marketing campaign that accentuated this detail. In its advertising Colt proclaimed that "All Colt cylinders TURN TO THE RIGHT", and suggested that the Colt design forced the cylinder crane up against the frame, resulting in tighter lockup with less play and better chamber to barrel alignment, thus markedly increasing accuracy.