Colt Police Positive Special (20d)
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This checkered grip is similar to the smooth 26b Banker's Special.
In fact, the guns are based on the same frame and the
grips will interchange.
This is an early square butt with rounded corners.
It won't fit a short framed round butt revolver. This gun
was chambered in the more powerful 38 S&W Special caliber,
whereas earlier models based on the same frame used less
powerful, shorter cartridges. Hence the "Special" in the
In 1928 Colt introduced the Bankers Special in .38 New
Police caliber. Production ended in 1943.
All Bankers Specials were produced in 2" barrels.
The factory grips were checkered walnut, although ivory and
pearl grips were available on special order.
The .38 started out as a square butt revolver but
changed over to round butt only in 1934.
The 38 cylinder length is 1 1/4" as compared to the
1 5/8" cylinder length of the Detective Special.
No Bankers Specials were produced in the longer 38 S&W
round with the 1 5/8" cylinder.
The Bankers Special fires the .38 NP round,
therefore the shorter cylinder.
In 1933, the .22 caliber was introduced.
Production of the .22 cal continued through 1934.
None produced in 1935. Almost all .22 cal were produced
in 1934, very few in 1933. All 22's were produced in
round butt only.
- Width across base (maximum width) = 1.6 inches
- Width across base (flat area only) = 1.1 inches
- Overall height = 3.0 inches
- Screw hole height (center line) = 1.35 inches
- Width across screw hole = 1.25 inches
- Width across round top (widest point) = 1.0 inch