can anyone help me figure out what gun this is?

Discussion in 'Revolver Handguns' started by michaelruiz, Jun 14, 2012.

  1. michaelruiz

    michaelruiz New Member

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    Hi ive had this very old and rusty revolver in my house for as long as i can remember and im just curious to find out what kind of gun it is, so if anyone knows can you please tell me thank you ! IMG_4315.jpg

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  2. 30-30remchester

    30-30remchester New Member

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    Appears to be a Colt Police Positive to me.
     

  3. JohnJak

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    It's got great patina to it.
     
  4. jjfuller1

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    it would appear to have seen better days... i was leaning towards colt as well
     
  5. michaelruiz

    michaelruiz New Member

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    Yea looks like a police positive to me too. Do you know what year and type it could be?
     
  6. deadeye199824

    deadeye199824 New Member

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    Looks like its had its day and if was a police revolver it's been retired for a decade or two
     
  7. sputnik1988

    sputnik1988 Active Member

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    Have a gunsmith check it out, if its safe, bead blast her and duracoat/ceracoat. Won't be worth anything, but it could be a shooter.
     
  8. W. C. Quantrill

    W. C. Quantrill New Member

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    I wouldnt think it would be safe to shoot. However it may have a valuable history, depending on where you are and if any family members know of where it came from or why it is there. I would be asking everyone around if they know the story of it. People dont just throw something like that down for no reason.

    My advice would be to not attempt any repairs or modifications to the gun until you find out its history, then mount it in a frame and hang it on the wall.
     
  9. HOSSFLY

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    I agree on the Colt---
    Please don't try to shoot it----ever :(
     
  10. purehavoc

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    Leave it along and make it a wall piece , Its too rusty to be shooting safely and even bead blasting it with the condition its in will remove too much metal . Better left alone!!!
     
  11. Jpyle

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    Save it for next year's buyback in Chicago...they'll give you $100 for it.