Cutaway Police Positive .38 Model Revolver
#10 of 14 Speed Versus Accuracy
1924; serial number 159941
Manufacturer: Colt's Patent Fire Arms Manufacturing Company
To demonstrate the mechanics and special features found on Colt firearms, Samuel Colt introduced cutaway, or skeleton, arms in 1850. The tradition continues to this day, but very few firearms receive such treatment. The model that was cut away the most throughout the company’s history was the Police Positive .38 Model Revolver. Manufactured from 1905 to 1943, approximately sixty Police Positive .38 Models were cut away from a total production run in excess of 200,000. This example, serial number 159941, is cut away to reveal the complexity of the double-action, positive-lock system. The double-action mechanism allowed the user to fire the gun simply by pulling the trigger.
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