Colt Police Positive .38 Special Serial Number 409852 with
barrel (ca. 1933) - Factory engraved with
nickel finish and medallion mother of pearl grips.
Factory letter confirms that this revolver was shipped with
nickel finish and mother or pearl stocks to the Philippine
Trading Company, Manila, Philippine Islands, on February 2,
1933 and processed on Colt Factory Order Number 11942/1.
In the remarks in the Colt historical letter it is
noted: "Although the shipping records only contain the
information noted above, the production records do indicate
that this revolver was factory engraved at the time of
Left side of barrel marked:
Close-up of serial number stamped on frame.
Marked on top of barrel:
COLT'S PT. F.
A. MFG. CO. HARTFORD. CT. U.S.A.
PAT'D. AUG. 5, 1884, JULY 4, 1905, OCT. 5, 1926
Police Positive .38 Factory Engraved serial number
with 4" barrel - left side of frame showing
Close-up photo of the butt and trigger guard, Revolver
has a checkered trigger (Colt refers to this
as a "checked trigger.")
View of the rear of the hammer, frame and engraving.