Colt Pocket Positive

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Colt Pocket Positive - .32 Colt New Police.Photo courtesy of http://www.coltautos.com
Colt Pocket Positive second model with 2 1/2" barel, manufactured in 1929 - .32 Colt New Police. Photo courtesy of http://www.coltautos.com

The Colt Pocket Positive revolver was the improvement of the previous New Pocket model, with the addition of Colt's new "Positive Safety" feature. The Positive Safety was a steel bar that retracted down inside the action as the trigger was pulled and allowed the hammer to move forward and fire the cartridge. This added an additional layer of safety to the Colt rebounding hammer safety feature of the New Pocket and made it more safe if the gun were to be dropped on the hammer. The Pocket Positive First Issue had "knife blade" front sights and was produced from 1905 to 1927. The Pocket Positive, Second Issue was the same gun only with a matted top strap, wider sights and available with a 2" barrel. It was produced from 1927 to 1940.

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Specifications

(1905 - 1940)

  • Type: Revolver
  • Caliber(s): .32 Short Colt, .32 Long Colt, .32 New Police
  • Length: 7.5 in (19.1 cm) (with 3.5 in barrel)
  • Barrel length(s): 2 in (5.1 cm), 2.5 in (6.4), 3.5 in (8.9 cm), 4 in (10.2 cm), 5 in (12.7 cm), 6 in (15.2 cm)
  • Capacity: 6-round cylinder
  • Fire Modes: SA/DA

The Colt Pocket Positive and variants can be seen in the following films, television series, video games, and anime used by the following actors:

Film

Title Actor Character Note Date
The Ipcress File Michael Caine Harry Palmer 1965
The Ipcress File Guy Doleman Ross 1965
Trouble Man Robert Hooks Mr. T 1972
Fort Apache, The Bronx Pam Grier Charlotte Nickel Plated 1980
The R Document (Dokument R) Police officier 1985
Miller's Crossing Marcia Gay Harden Verna 1990
J. Edgar Leonardo DiCaprio J. Edgar Hoover Bobbed hammer 2011

Television

Title/Episode Actor Character Note Date
77 Sunset Strip Efrem Zimbalist Jr. Stuart Bailey . 1958-1964
Boardwalk Empire Steve Buscemi Nucky Thompson . 2010-Present


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