Thank you for your interest in our Firearms Appraisal service. The information you provided was used to properly identify the information below. Here is the information you requested about your Firearm taken from www.bluebookofgunvalues.com
Manufacturer/Trademark – Colt
Model/configuration –Police Positive, First Issue, barrel lengths are 2.5", 4", 5" or 6".
Finish (Assuming original) –Finish can be blued or nickel with hard rubber grips
Serial Number –62709 manufactured in 1909
Additional Information – Chambered for .32 Colt, .32 New Police, .38 New Police, or .38 S&W
The barrel should be marked 32 Long Colt or 32 New Police which is the 32 S&W Long. There are slight differences in the the case size. Bullet diameters are the same. The 32 S&W Short will also chamber, but can cause problems when trying to use the 32 Long after using the 32 Short. A carbon build up willmake chambering and extraction hard until it is completely removed.
There are links at the end of this to information on both cartridges
Estimated condition based on the Photo Percentage Grading System – Not given
Estimated Value Range – % is the amount of original finish and mechanical condition Add 15% for nickel finish, subtract $75 for chipped or cracked grips
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This Firearm appraisal is a value estimate on the appraised firearm for the date of the appraisal. The value quoted is a real world market value (also known as a private party value) and is the amount you should expect to pay for the firearm. This is not an appraisal for retail or wholesale purposes.