Erik Winter Collection
First Year of Production Colt Police Positive .38 Special Serial Number
12938 with 4"
barrel - Factory inscribed "JMT" on butt of
blue finish and Colt hard rubber stocks. This
Police Positive was one of 20 in a shipment to the City of
Meriden, Chief C.B. Bowen, Meriden, Connecticut on November
23, 1908. Letter confirms factory
inscription "JMT" on the butt of the revolver.
Early Colt logo on left side plate with Rampant Colt and
Officer James M. Tolles
Chief C.B. Bowen
Left side of barrel marked:
Colt Police Positive .38 Special - factory inscribed
"J.M.T." on the butt of the revolver.
"J.M.T." initials are hand engraved.
Marked on top of barrel:
COLT'S PT. F.
A. MFG. CO. HARTFORD. CT. U.S.A.
PAT'D. AUG. 5. 1884, JUNE. 5. 1900, JULY 4. 1905
Police Positive .38 Factory Inscribed serial number
with 4" barrel - right side. Revolver is fitted with
Colt black hard rubber stocks. Front
site is standard early rounded type.
Serial number 12938 is marked on cylinder crane and
Original factory stocks are numbered to the revolver 12938
which was done when they were originally fitted to the gun.
Nickel stock screw was standard.