The 1896 Colt New Police revolver chambered in the obsolete long .32 colt cartridge also comes with a set of inert 6 cartridges.
The top of the barrel is stamped with the Colt patent and the left side of the frame bears the colt logo.
The left side of the barrel is marked “Colt New Police 32”.
Ejecting the cylinder both the serial number on the frame and the on the cylinder’s hinge are revealed. They are matching and read 8870.
~ 1896 Colt New Police revolver ~
The Colt New Police was manufactured from 1896 to 1907 by Colt’s Manufacturing Company of Hartford, Connecticut. The sights on the revolver were fixed with a round blade in front and a grooved rear sight. The revolver was available with a 2 1⁄2-inch, four-inch, or six-inch barrel in a blued or nickel finish and hard rubber grips. The Colt New Police was selected by New York City (NYPD) Police Commissioner Theodore Roosevelt in 1896 to be the first standard-issue revolver for NYPD officers.
The New Police Revolver was replaced in the Colt catalog in 1907 by the improved Colt Police Positive, which featured an internal hammer block safety and better lock work.+
~ Dimensions ~
The 1896 Colt New Police revolver with a 4 inch barrel.
~ Condition ~
The New Police has lost some of its blue but its overall condition is excellent. It cocks and fires with no faults.