Colt Police Positive
The Colt Police Positive is a small-frame double-action
revolver featuring a six-round cylinder, chambered for either .32 or .38
caliber cartridges. Designed primarily for sale to federal, state, or local law
enforcement agencies, the Police Positive was introduced into the firearms
market by the Colt's Manufacturing Company in 1907. The
Police Positive was very successful; along with the Colt Official Police it
dominated the law enforcement firearms market in the early 1900s. The
Positive was itself incrementally modified in 1908, forming the basis for
Colt’s Police Positive Special model.
A nickel Police Positive with pearl grips was used by Charles Bronson as Paul Kersey in Death Wish. The notorious American gangster Al Capone also used a Police Positive, a nickel .38 Police Positive with walnut grips and a 4 inch barrel, manufactured in 1929.