Discord-logo.jpg Join our Discord!
If you have been locked out of your account you can request a password reset here.

Colt Police Positive

From Internet Movie Firearms Database - Guns in Movies, TV and Video Games
Jump to navigation Jump to search

The Police Positive was introduced in 1905 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.

Colt Police Positive with 4" Barrel - .38 Special
Colt Police Positive - .38 Special
Nickel Colt Police Positive - .38 Special
Colt Police Positive - .32/.38 Special
Colt Police Positive Nickel - .32 Special
Colt Police Positive Target - .22 Long Rifle
Colt Police Positive Special, 5" Barrel - .38 Special


(1907 - 1995)

Type: Revolver

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:


Title Actor Character Note Date
Tarzan of the Apes George B. French Binns 1918
Jack Wilson Captain of Fuwalda
Fuwalda's crew
The Public Enemy James Cagney Tom Powers 1931
Edward Woods Matt Doyle
Scarface George Raft Guino Rinaldo 1932
King Kong Bruce Cabot Jack Driscoll 1933
The General Died at Dawn Gary Cooper O'Hara 1936
Angels With Dirty Faces James Cagney Rocky Sullivan 1938
Adrian Morris Blackie
The Roaring Twenties Paul Kelly Nick Brown 1939
Bulldog Drummond in Africa E.E. Clive "Tenny" Tennison 1938
The Boss of Big Town H.B. Warner Jeffrey Moore 1942
Sherlock Holmes in Washington Basil Rathbone Sherlock Holmes 1943
George Zucco Heinrich Hinkel
Henry Daniell William Easter
Edmund MacDonald Lt. Grogan
Sherlock Holmes Faces Death Dennis Hoey Inspector Lestrade 1943
The Spider Woman Seen on the floor 1944
The Scarlet Claw Nigel Bruce Dr. Watson 1944
Paul Cavanagh Lord Penrose
Basil Rathbone Sherlock Holmes Only on a promotional image
The Other One (La otra) Dolores del Rio María Méndez 1946
White Heat Wally Cassell "Cotton" Valletti 1949
The Naked City Don Taylor Detective Jimmy Halloran 1948
Barry Fitzgerald Detective Lieutenant Dan Muldoon
Ted de Corsia Willie Garzah
No Orchids for Miss Blandish Richard Nielson Riley 1948
Gun Crazy Russ Tamblyn Bart Tare 1950
Peggy Cummins Annie Laurie Starr
Shane Alan Ladd Shane Nickel plated with custom grips. 6" barrel 1953
Jack Palance Jack Wilson Custom grips
Paratrooper British Paratrooper 1953
Earth vs. the Flying Saucers Donald Curtis Maj. Huglin 1956
Touch of Evil Orson Welles Hank Quinlan 1958
The Hideous Sun Demon Richard Cassarino Policeman 1959
Pretty Boy Floyd Ohio Policeman 1960
A Man Named Rocca (Un nommé La Rocca) Michel Constantin The boss of racketeers 1961
Cape Fear Gregory Peck Sam Bowden 1962
Dr. No John Kitzmiller Quarrel 1962
Goldfinger Goldfinger's guards 1964
Agent 8 3/4 Leo McKern Simenova's father 1965
Arabesque Duncan Lamont Webster suppressed 1966
Harold Kasket Mohammed Lufti
Circus of Fear Christopher Lee Gregor 1966
The St. Valentine's Day Massacre False policemen 1967
Hombre Paul Newman John Russell 1966
Targets Seen in Bobby's car trunk 1968
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid Paul Newman Butch modified to look like a Colt SAA 1969
You Are a Widow, Sir! Jirí Lír Gugenheim 1970
Orchestra drummer
Four Murders Are Enough, Darling Jan Libícek Chief Brooks 1971
The Grissom Gan Joey Faye Woppy suppressed 1971
Ralph Waite Mace
Fear Is the Key Barry Newman John Talbot 1972
Boxcar Bertha Joe Reynolds Joe Cox 1972
The Friends of Eddie Coyle Gangsters 1973
Death Wish Charles Bronson Paul Kersey 1974
Foxy Brown Tony Giorgio Eddie 1974
Thunderbolt and Lightfoot George Kennedy Red Leary 1974
Geoffrey Lewis Eddie Goody
Doc Savage: The Man of Bronze Seas' Henchmen 1975
Sherlock Holmes in New York David Huddleston NYPD Inspector Lafferty Police Positive Special 1976
Bulldogs and Cherries Frantisek Nemec Gómez 1981
Jirí Kodet Salvatore
Once Upon A Time In America James Russo Bugsy 1984
American Ninja A rebel Custom grips 1985
The Sicilian Connection (Pizza Connection) Killers 1985
Crossroads Joe Seneca Willie Brown 1986
The Untouchables Andy Garcia George Stone 1987
Cherry 2000 Tim Thomerson Lester Target - .22 Long Rifle 1987
Miller's Crossing Gabriel Byrne Tom Reagan 1990
The Two Jakes David Keith Det. Lt. Loach 4" barrel 1990
Jack Nicholson J.J. "Jake" Gittes
Mobsters Christian Slater Charlie "Lucky" Luciano 1991
Billy Bathgate Loren Dean Billy Bathgate 1991
Oscar Several police officers 1991
Hoffa Truck Driver 1992
Home Alone 2: Lost in New York Joe Pesci Harry Lyme 1992
Legends of the Fall Kenneth Welsh Sheriff Tynert 1994
The Shawshank Redemption Jeffrey DeMunn The District Attorney 1994
Tommy Boy guards 1995
L.A. Confidential Dead Nite Owl Cook 1997
Hoodlum Laurence Fishburne Bumpy Johnson 1997
Anaconda Danny Trejo Poacher 1997
The Newton Boys Canadian Bank Messengers 1998
Free Money Thomas Haden Church Larry with 4" Barrel 1998
Ghost Ship crew-member 2002
Chicago unknown woman 2002
The Rundown in the armory 2003
Big Fish Ewan McGregor Edward Bloom 2003
Rapid Fire Lauro Chartrand One of Deputy Lauro's 2006
Postal Member of cult, the Denomination of Organic Monotheism 2007
Public Enemies Johnny Depp John Dillinger 2009
The Guard Drug Smugglers 2011
Mark Strong Clive Cornell
Sharknado Israel Sáez de Miguel Capt. Carlos Santiago 2013
The Purge: Anarchy Two children in stock footage 2014
Murder on the Orient Express Willem Dafoe Gerhard Hardman 2017
Michelle Pfeiffer Caroline Hubbard


Title Actor Character Note/Episode Date
The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes Michael Johnson Lt. Charles Beaumont "The Horse of the Invisible" (S01E05) 1971
Donald Pleasence Thomas Carnacki
Geoffrey Whitehead Harry Parsket
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
Endeavour Shaun Evans DS Endeavour Morse "Zenana" (S07E03) 2020


Title Character Note Date
Desert Punk Kanta Mizuno 2004

See Also

Do Not Sell My Personal Information