Sold For: $1,700
Model: Pocket Positive
Serial Number: 152242
Year of Manufacture: 1934 (https://colt.com/serial-lookup)
Caliber: .32 New Police (.32 S&W Long)
Action Type: Double and Single Action Revolver With Swing-Out Cylinder
Markings: The left of the barrel is marked “POCKET / POSITIVE” with the two words sharing the “P” and “32 POLICE CTG.”, the top is marked “COLT’S PT. F.A. MFG. CO. HARTFORD. CT. U.S.A. / PAT’D AUG.5.1884 JULY4.1905 OCT.5.1926.”. The crane and crane cut are each marked “152242”, the cut has inspector’s mark “0”. The sideplate has a rampant colt. The left of the trigger guard is marked “VP” in triangle at the front and “3” at the rear. The inside of each grip panel is hand-scribed “152242”.
Barrel Length: 2 ½”
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a rounded blade fixed to the front of the barrel. The rear sight is a square notch in the topstrap. The top of the topstrap is finely serrated with a matte finish to reduce glare.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are two-piece checkered black hard rubber with “COLT” in oval at their tops. The grips have no notable wear or damage, only light handling marks. The checkering is sharp. There are no chips or cracks. Overall, the grips are in Excellent condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This gun retains about 96% of its metal finish. The balance is mostly in some spots of minor surface oxidation in the backstrap. There are infrequent other spots of minor oxidation and light handling marks. The action shows faint operational wear. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this revolver is in about Fine-plus condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The cylinder locks up with no play when the trigger is depressed. The double action trigger is smooth, the single action is crisp. We have not fired this revolver. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None.
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable (THIS SECTION DOES NOT APPLY TO OUT-OF-STATE RESIDENTS): This C&R Pistol CAN be sold as a dealer sale in California but CANNOT be transferred as a Private Party Transfer (PPT) as our Simi Valley location. All C&R firearms must be transferred through your local dealer OR at our Simi Valley location; we cannot ship directly to a C&R holder in California. Out of state residents can disregard this section – your local laws apply.