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EXTREMELY RARE .32 CALIBER TARGET POLICE POSITIVE REVOLVER, #2XX007, MADE 1925.
EXTREMELY RARE .32 CALIBER TARGET POLICE POSITIVE REVOLVER, #2XX007 (NAH, TOO EARLY FOR JAMES BOND), MADE 1925. The Police Positive Target revolvers in .22 Rim Fire are the standard for this model and even they are getting hard to find. This was Colt's answer to S&Ws .22/32 small frame target revolvers (Beckeart Model). Both companies turned out a few in .32 Center Fire and either is very scarce. The barrel on this one is stamped "POLICE POSITIVE .32 POLICE CTG." This is the .32 Colt New Police round which is identical to the S&W .32 Long except it was factory loaded with a flat nose bullet- both are interchangeable. This example is fitted with double-carved eagle motif ivory grips. In looking at them with a high powered magnifier under good light I can see fine grain that looks a bit "cross-hatched" which is the hallmark of wooly mammoth ivory- this is especially apparent on the upper edges. Also I did the "pin test" where one heats a sharp pin or needle with a match until the tip turns red, then place the tip on the surface of the inside of a grip panel. If the material is polymer or faux ivory, the pin will instantly melt into the grip. The pin I used several times did not melt into the grip. Also, the details of the eagle design are slightly different on each grip panel indicating that the could not have been "reverse molded." With this said, and the state of ivory today, I am not putting any additional value on the grips. The revolver shows excellent markings including the rampant colt on the left frame side. There is some extreme muzzle wear for about 3/8" on the left side and some very minor tiny spots of blue wear on the barrel sides and a touch on the cylinder, but most of the bright Colt blue remains- even on the grip straps and butt. The hammer back and trigger show excellent fire-blue. Tight action, bright bore with perhaps a small surface spot or two that ought to scrub out. The front face of the cylinder retains about all the blue indicating that this revolver was shot very little. Correct flat top frame and adjustable sights. These rarely come up for sale.