I've been looking at an old Colt revolver in the showcase at the pawn shop, and today I managed to make a deal on it.
It's a Colt, I know that for sure, and it's been chromed. The fellow that polished it before he chromed it didn't do me any favors. He polished the rampant Colt off the left sideplate and he polished the caliber marking off the barrel. I'm sure that it's a six-shot, .32 caliber revolver. It's got a 3.5" barrel, and when I did the Jim March checkout on it, it seems to be tight and in good working order.
From the serial number, it's either a Pocket Positive from 1922 or a Police Positive from 1915. I admit that I'm fairly ignorant of Colt revolvers, especially from that era, but I'm willing to learn
Still, it's a sweet little revolver, and one that I've been looking for, for quite a while. Milady has always said that the first pistol she ever shot was a .32, and the pistol that her Dad had was a .32 and if I ever stumbled across one, that's what she wanted. The single-action isn't as good as my Smiths, but the double-action pull is as sweet as anything I've felt in a while.
I'll tell you this about the price. I got it for a lot less than similar models are getting at the online houses. And, I dealt with a local dealer and kept the money in the local economy.