The Colt Police Positive is a large-frame revolver chambered in .32 Colt, .32 S&W and .38 Special. The Police Positive was designed primarily for federal, state or local law enforcement agencies and served in that sense from 1907 to 1927. However, Paul Kersey, New York City vigilante played by Charles Bronson, carried it in the 1974 action-crime-drama film Death Wish. What’s unique about the Police Positive is it’s cylinder rotates counterclockwise.
The Police Positive’s design was branches from the popular Single Action Army (Peacemaker), but smaller of course. What makes it different besides the size is that the Police Positive has a “positive lock” that prevents the hammer from striking the firing pin unless the trigger was actually pulled.
It’s constructed from hard steel and is available with a variety of barrel lengths. It is equipped with a fixed V-notch rear sight with half-moon blade front. And it’s cylinder holds six rounds.
Additionally, many users would have the front half of the trigger for better access to it while it is concealed. This modification is called the “FitzGerald Special.”