c1905 mfr. CHICAGO POLICE DEPT. COLT NEW POLICE .32 Caliber C&R DA Revolver
Pre-Roaring Twenties LE Sidearm
Here we present a C&R Chicago Police Department Colt New Police Double Action Revolver, made in 1905 by the Colt Manufacturing Company with a production run from 1896 through 1907 in Hartford, Connecticut. The Colt New Police is a double-action, six-shot revolver that can be fired in single or double action. The gun was chambered in the .32 New Police, which is dimensionally identical to a flat-nose version of the .32 S&W Long, except for the nose shape. In addition to the .32 New Police cartridge, the revolver was available in 32 Colt. The diameters of the two cartridges are not the same, with the 32 Colt being approximately 0.020 inches smaller in diameter than the New Police. The later .32 New Police chambering was more popular than the 32 Colt chambering.
Colt made 49,000 of these New Police models. The New Police was famous as the first standardized double action revolver the New York City police bought, by order of then Police Commissioner Teddy Roosevelt. The New Police Revolver was replaced in the Colt catalog in 1907 by the improved Colt Police Positive. This little revolver would have been in service during the earlier days of organized crime and most likely still in service during the infamous Roaring Twenties.
The overall condition is fine. Original blue and fire blue accents. The action is excellent in double and single action. The bore is shiny bright with great rifling. The grips are solid and show little in the way of wear. The numbers on the frame and crane match. A super little revolver from Chicago!
This firearm is classified as a Curio & Relic.
Barrel is 4 inches.
Caliber: .32 Colt New Police (.32 S&W Long)
Overall condition as seen in photos.
Very Fast. Very Safe. FREE SHIPPING. Will need to be sent to your local FFL or C&R licensee. This firearm is classified as a Curio & Relic.
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