It should have the caliber marked on the barrel,such as"38 Colt New Police".
depends on condition and age. estimate $250-400
Colt .38 New Police was the Colt name for .38 S&W. Same ammo.
AnswerColt New Police was the name of the cartridges fired in the gun.(32 New Police,38 New Police)Could a 38 Colt Police Positive serial 24827 be stamped Colt New Police on the frame The answer is YES. Police Positive First issue 1907-1927 is marked Police Positive on the Barrel and early Transitional Models will also be double marked with New Police on the Frame. This Double Marked version in 90% condition or better will add 10% to the Price.
I believe the weapon that you describe is a pistol that belonged to the Royal Hong Kong Police Department. It is probably chambered in caliber .380/200 which is the British equivalent to the .38 Colt New Police cartridge/.38 S&W cartridge. It has a 200 grain bullet and was popular with the British and their colonies supplementing the .380/200 in the Webley and the Enfield British service revolvers. The value is "what ever you can get for it". I wouldn't take anything for mine.
If it is a Colt new police .32,it was produced around 1902
$800 to $900
There was not a Model of 1904. Colt did make some revolvers with cylinders that revolve counterclockwise starting with the Model of 1889 and continuing through the New Army and New Navy models, and the Marine Corps Model of 1905. Please send us ALL the markings on the gun, including the serial number, and detailed information on the condition. Digital pictures would be helpful. Colt revolvers of this era are collectable in high condition, but condition means everything to value. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Your weapon would take the 38 special. Be careful with the older Colt Double Action Revolvers. If the barrel indicates 38 "Special" - only then would it take that cartridge. Typically if the barrel states 38 New Police the revolver with take the 38 S&W ammunition, either short or long depending on the length of the cylinder (Colt could not bring themselves to roll stamp S&W on their revolvers. When the barrel shows just "38" this would indicate the 38 Colt Round, either short or long - again depending on the length of the cylinder.
When it came out it was *$17.00*
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made about 1904. In 32 cal. value depends on condition
Depends on condition, one in poor condition might still fetch a couple grand. An absolutly like new one might get the price, fron a avid collector, of a new Cadilac. Find an expert on this one.
It is .38S&W, which, for reference, is not the same at .38 Special. Yes, it is still available, but not an extremely common round. You may have to order it online or check with a gunshop and see if they can get it.
If this is a .38 cal (check the markings on the frame and barrell) it is chambered for .38 caliber. If it is a Police Positive ammunition would be the .38 PP If it is a Police Positive Special you could use .38 PPS Check with any reputable gun shop/dealer or range and they'll give you the information you need.
colt 38 ??? would that be a: police positive, 38 special kit,new line, new police, 1911 commercial, dectective model ?????
I think that you mean "pistol" instead of "positive". I have one of these and it is indeed a pistol. Was that the question? "Police Positive" was a Colt trade name. If the revolver has a square grip it is probably the model known as the "new police" and if it has a rounded grip it is probably the model known as the civilian "new pocket". It's hard to believe but the little dinky .32 revolvers were the standard Police issue around the turn of the 20th century.
On the frame and the grip frame.
That sn was used on the following: 1950 OFFICERS MODEL SPECIAL 1941 PEQUANO MODEL 1938 POLICE POSITIVE .32 & POLICE POSITIVE TARGET 1929 POLICE POSITIVE .38 1921 POLICE POSITIVE SPECIAL & DETECTIVE SPECIAL 1920 1908 HAMMERLESS .25 1919 NEW SERVICE & SHOOTING MASTER & 1917 1918 MODEL 1911 MILITARY 1917 1903 HAMMERLESS .32 1904 "NEW ARMY & NAVY MODELS 1892,94,95,96,1901 & 03" 1902 SINGLE ACTION ARMY, BISLEY REVOLVERS 1863 1849 POCKET, .36 CALIBER
Made @ 1902
A Colt new police .32 with that serial number was made in 1904.
Possibe it is one of the following: 1942 COMMANDO 1941 OFFICERS MODEL 1910 POLICE POSITIVE SPECIAL & DETECTIVE SPECIAL 1909 NEW SERVICE & SHOOTING MASTER & 1917 1908 POLICE POSITIVE .38 1886 NEW HOUSE