This is a Colt Police Positive (Fourth Issue) .38 SPECIAL revolver. These guns were manufactured between 1977 and 1978. The Fourth Issue Police Positive is a blued, 6-shot revolver with a shrouded ejector rod housing and checkered walnut grips. This particular gun has a 4" barrel that has an excellent bore. The gun comes with it's original two-piece Styrofoam box with outer cardboard box and a Colt instruction manual. The instruction manual is from the 1990's and is not the original manual that came with the gun, however it is an original Colt manual.
The left-side of the barrel is marked "POLICE POSITIVE" with ".38 SPECIAL CTG." below. The left-side of the frame is stamped with the Rampant Colt and the inside of the frame and crane are stamped with a serial number of "31779R". The right side of the barrel has Colt's single-line barrel address (see photos).
The gun has it's original blue finish which is like-new at 99% (see photos). Other than a very thin almost unnoticeable drag line on the cylinder, and a few very thin (almost unnoticeable) scratches on the left-side of the frame just above the cylinder (which would not show up in the photos), the finish on this gun is in excellent condition and just like the day it came out of the Colt factory (see photos). As mentioned, the gun is equipped with Colt checkered walnut grips. The grips are also in excellent condition exhibiting virtually no wear with crisp checkering, no handling marks and no cracks (see photos).
The two-piece Styrofoam box has a few oil spots, otherwise it's in good condition with no cracks. The cardboard box has some wear from age. The corners are a bit tattered and the ends are torn on the edges. The end tag is still present on the box, however it's peeling from the box and just about ready to come off (see photos). The instruction manual is a Colt manual that's correct for the gun, but not the original manual that came with the gun.
We did not test-fire this gun, however it's fully functional and in time. Overall this revolver is in excellent condition mechanically and in appearance. Serial #31779R. STK. #15358.
There's alot of history behind the Colt revolver. This Fourth Issue Police Positive we have here is in about as good of condition as you can get. Add this one to your collection of Colt revolvers today!
This is a Colt Police Positive (Fourth Issue) .38 SPECIAL revolver. These guns were manufactured between 1977 and 1978. The Fourth Issue Police Positive is a
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