Colt Police Positive .38 British proofs
Well I'm looking at a 98% Police Positive - ser#3315xx - I think that is about 1926 ish. It has the crown over a B and NP marked on the barrel and crown marks on each cylinder flute. This is in .38 and does not say special or S&W. Almost perfect blue with very minor wear - the grips are walnut checkered and are in excellent condition with gold medalion. The only downfall is a number inscribed on the trigger guard A1590 not stamped. My question is - Did the brits add a serial # to these imports and if so was it a stamp or inscribed? There is a stamp on the righthand side of the frame that says *NOT MADE IN ENGLAND* - They want $375.00 and the only thing stopping me is the inscribed # on the trigger guard - I may get it anyway. This would be a second issue because it has the serrated top strap not smooth and the last patent date is 1926....
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