Colt Police Positive
The Police Positive was introduced in 1907 as an improvement of the Colt New Police using upgraded lockwork and an internal hammer block safety, dubbed the "Positive Lock" by Colt, who then renamed the revolver to match. In 1908, Colt modified the design slightly with a longer cylinder and strengthened frame to use the then-new .38 Special and .32-20, dubbed the Police Positive Special.
A snub nosed version was introduced in 1927, dubbed the Colt Detective Special.
In 1977, Colt released the Fourth Issue of the Police Positive Special, featuring a heavy barrel and ejector rod shroud styled after the Colt Trooper Mk III.
The standard Police Positive was discontinued in 1947. The Police Positive Special was manufactured until 1995, becoming Colt's most produced model at over 750,000 units.
(1907 - 1995)
Caliber: .38 Colt New Police (.38 S&W), 32 Colt New Police (.32 S&W Long), .32 Long/Short Colt, .22 Long Rifle, .22 WRF, also 32-20 and 38 Special in the Colt Police Positive Special, a variant with a slightly longer cylinder to accommodate the longer cartridges.
Length: 8.5 in (21.6 cm) (4 in barrel)
Barrel Length: 2.5 in (6.4 cm), 4 in (10.2 cm), 5 in (12.7 cm), 6 in (15.2 cm)
Capacity: 6 rounds
Fire Modes: SA/DA
The Colt Police Positive and variants can be seen in the following films, television series, video games, and anime used by the following actors:
|Seinfeld||Jerry Seinfeld||Jerry||"The Baby Shower" S02E10||1989-1998|
|Agatha Christie's Poirot: One, Two, Buckle My Shoe||Joanna Phillips-Lane||Gerda||1992|
|Christopher Eccleston||Frank Carter|
|Peter Blythe||Alaistair Blunt|
|Continuum - Season 1||Erik Knudsen||Alec Sadler||S01E09||2012|
|Boardwalk Empire||William Forsythe||Manny Horvitz||2010-2014|
|Mob City||One of Dragna's men||"The Banana Majesty" (S1E04)||2013|
|Fargo - Season 2||Kieran Culkin||Rye Gerhardt||2015|
|Desert Punk||Kanta Mizuno||2004|
- Colt's Manufacturing Company - A list of all firearms manufactured by Colt.