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Colt Police Positive .38 Special - Collector's Information, Factory Inscribed "Reformatory, D.C." with Checkered Walnut grips, Serial Number 293351, 4" Barrel

Early Colt Police Positive Serial Number 293351 with 4" barrel - Factory inscribed "Reformatory, D.C." with blue finish and recessed medallion checkered walnut grips.  This Police Positive was one of six in a shipment to Metropolitan Police Department, Washington, DC on October 15, 1923. Letter confirms factory inscription "Reformatory, D.C." on the backstrap.

Left side of barrel marked:

P olice
ositive
-.38 SPECIAL

Colt Police Positive .38 Special - factory inscribed "Reformatory, D.C." on backstrap.

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

Early Colt Police Positive Serial Number 293351 with 4" barrel - right side.  Revolver is fitted with Colt factory recessed medallion checkered walnut grips.  Front site is standard early rounded type.

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