Colt Police Positive Serial Number 289574 with 4"
barrel - Factory cutaway with nickel finish. This
Police Positive is cutaway on the right side and has two
threaded mounting holes above the grip and at the forward
part of the trigger guard for mounting to a display board.
Pistol has a polish mark above the trigger and behind the
cylinder where a number is typically stamped.
Colt Factory Letter indicates that this Colt
Police Positive Special Revolver was a single gun shipment
with nickel finish, a 4" barrel and mother of pearl stocks
that was shipped on loan to Belknap Hardware & Mfg. Co.,
Louisville, Kentucky on October 24, 1923. The letter
further remarks "It is also of interest to note that the
production records indicate this revolver was scrapped on
September 22, 1923 with a second entry showing the firearm
also being scrapped on March 23, 1942."
Colt Police Positive pictured with
Pocket Positive Display Board Cutaway.
Left side of barrel marked:
Colt Police Positive Serial number 289574 on frame and
Gun is in unfired condition.
Colt Police Positive .38 Special serial number 289574
Rampant Colt marking on side plate appears to be double
Colt Police Positive Serial Number 289574 - No "VP"
Verified Proofmark applied to the upper left flat of the
trigger guard, a sign that the gun was never commercially
shipped from the factory.