Colt Police Positive .38 (pics)

Discussion in 'Revolver Handguns' started by Slawth, Dec 3, 2008.

  1. Slawth

    Slawth New Member

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    Not at all rare but still felt like a piece of history in my hand. My estimator brought this in today. He has been telling me about it for a while- saying he couldn't remember where he left this old pistol he got from his father that he had been given by his grandfather. Well, he finally finds it and brings it in and I get the rest of the story. His grandfather was a police officer in Providence RI in the 30's and this was his PD issue. Original holster and a picture of the officers lined up in front of the station. Pretty neat- to me anyway. The pearl grips are not original but were put on it sometime in the 30's as well. I figured someone else would enjoy the pics.

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  2. dnthmn2004

    dnthmn2004 New Member

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    That is pretty cool. I like items, not always firearms, that carry history with them that make them priceless.
     
  3. gorknoids

    gorknoids New Member

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    It's weapons like that which every present-day engineer has to try to outdo. Talk about banging your head against a wall.
    Add to that the history, and like MC Hammer said...."You can't touch dis!".
     
  4. cbw

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    I'll show my ignorance, cause I probably should be able to tell by looking at it, or by it's age, single action? Nice Peace!
     
  5. CA357

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    Congratulations. You've got a good revolver because you just can't go wrong with an old Colt. But perhaps even more importantly you have a piece of history.

    Now take it out and shoot it. ;)
     
  6. Slawth

    Slawth New Member

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    Double action.
     
  7. Bob Wright

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    CBW:

    You can tell by looking if its double action or single action. Notice the position of the trigger in the guard, with the hammer down. The trigger will be at about mid-position for a double action, further back in the trigger guard for a single action.

    Note the trigger position on this Model 29 (double action):


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    And, on this single action Colt:


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    Maybe so far more than you wanted to know. I tend to get preachy in my old age.

    Bob Wright
     
  8. Benning Boy

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    Great gun, though tough to find .38S&W ammo.
     
  9. PRM

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    That would be a .38 Colt, not .38 S&W. Both calibres of ammunition are available at Midway.

    www.midwayusa.com
     
  10. Bob Wright

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    That gun is chambered for the .38 Colt New Police, identical to the .38 S&W cartridge, except for having a flat point bullet. The .38 Short Colt is an entirely different round.

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    These cartridges are all interchangeable:
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    Bob Wright