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Colt New Police .32 - Collector's Information, Serial Number 12361, New Police / Police Positive .32  Police Cartridge (ca. 1901), Factory Nickel Plated with Mother of Pearl Stocks


Colt New Police Serial Number 12361 with 4" barrel - Factory nickel finish with fire blue small parts and factory plain mother of pearl stocks.  Pistol was shipped in a five gun shipment to M. Hartley & Co, New York, NY, January 22, 1901.

Close-up of "Colt's New Police" logo on left side of frame.

Marked on top of barrel:

PAT'D AUG. 5. 1884, JUNE 5, 1900

Colt Police Positive Serial Number 12361 with 4" barrel - right side.  Front site is standard early rounded type.  The trigger,rear of the hammer and frame screws are fire blued.

Close-up view of fire blue on rear of hammer.

Close-up view of fire blue on trigger.

Underside of gun.

Close-up view of top of frame and top of hammer.  Hammer is hand checked.

View of bottom of revolver and front grip strap and butt of gun.

Rear grip strap.

Colt New Police ejector knob is not knurled.  It's nickel plated with hole.

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