c1915 COLT Double Action POLICE POSITIVE TARGET Model .22 LR Revolver C&R
First Issue TARGET REVOLVER with 6-Inch Barrel
Here we present a C&R Colt Police Positive Target Model, made in 1915 by the Colt Manufacturing Company in Hartford, Connecticut, with a production run from 1910 through 1925. The Colt Police Positive (non-Target) is a small-frame, double-action revolver featuring a six-round cylinder, chambered for either .32 or .38 caliber. It was also later offered in this Target Model in .22 caliber cartridges. Designed primarily for sale to federal, state, or local law enforcement agencies, the Police Positive was introduced into the overall firearms market by Colt’s Manufacturing Company in 1905. The Colt Police Positive was an improvement of Colt’s earlier “New Police” revolver, upgraded with an internal hammer block safety.
This Target Model revolver was lightweight and available with a blued or nickel finish and black hard rubber or hardwood grips in .22 Long Rifle, .22 WRF, .32 Long Colt, and .32 Colt New Police chamberings. The First issue of this model featured an adjustable open iron sighted 6 inch barrel and was marketed from 1910 to 1925, with checked Walnut grips replacing the rubber ones after 1923. A Second issue was sold from 1926 to 1941 and differed from the First Issue in that it had a slightly heftier frame which upped the weight to 26 ounces.
The Police Positive was very successful venture for Colt. Along with the Colt Official Police, it dominated the law enforcement firearms market in the early 1900s. The Positive was itself incrementally modified in 1908, forming the basis for Colt’s Police Positive Special model. The Colt Police Positive Special was a slight improvement of Colt’s earlier Police Positive model with the only differences being a slightly lengthened cylinder and elongated and strengthened frame to allow the chambering of the longer, more powerful .32-20 Winchester and .38 Special cartridges.
The overall condition is good. Strong action. Serviceable bore with some mild speckling amidst a mostly reflective and well-rifled surface. Grips are well-used and remain solid.
This firearm is classified as a Curio & Relic.
Barrel is 6 inches.
Caliber: .22 LR
Overall condition as seen in photos.
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