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    Posted 6 years ago

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    I don't remember when I picked up this Remington Kleanbore .38 Colt Police Positive box. It was probably going to be thrown away by someone. The over label of "Oilproof" and the guarantee printed in both English and Spanish have me puzzled. Later boxes had the term Oilproof incorporated in the printing. Any history buff want to "take a shot"? (Sorry) 1930's?

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    1. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 6 years ago
      Just from long personal experience, I would say that this style & colour of Kleanbore went out about 1954ish .
    2. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 6 years ago
      I have an old full box of S&W .32 long out in the shop. I got them with an old 1897 Forehand .32 with an octagonal barrel which sits here on the desk. I wouldn't dare trying to fire it but the action still works. The actual revolver had a history in Boston and was fenced in NH early 1940's. I got it from the widow of the "gentleman" who bought it. She was cleaning a closet and gave it to me along with an 1899 Krag Carbine and two boxes of ammo. Springfield armory lists the carbine as 1901 according to the serial number. Old guns and ammo are fun.
    3. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 6 years ago
      The 1880's & 90's are trickery yrs. for ammo. The newer smokeless powder was kept reduced for firing in blk. pdr. guns but could still be dangerous as smokeless was still being understood.
    4. Sting, 6 years ago
      I appreciate the style of box was used for a long time including the 1950s. The Colt Police Positive was all the rage with LE on both sides of the border. That model Colt was made from 1907 to 1947. "Adapted for..." leads me to think it was earlier in the run. Just guessing. These old Colts fall into my could have, would have, should have.
    5. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 6 years ago
      So, what's the point? LOL!!
    6. Sting, 6 years ago
      I am just looking for some verification (and maybe a little conversation.) When I first saw the Spanish I was thinking of something different than our southern neighbors.
    7. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 6 years ago
      You're thinking maybe the Spanish Civil War ?
    8. Sting, 6 years ago
      I was actually thinking about the Philippines.
    9. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 6 years ago
      Did a bit of reading up & these Colts were very popular in Mexico with police and therefore I would assume many other Latino countries. Those were the days when police calibers were intended to wound. Of course police calibers today are made to kill.
    10. Fetner1982, 4 years ago
      I have a box identical to the one you posted mine is complete with the original rounds never opened these where produced for the United States police also shipped to Mexico for the Mexican policia is the reason it’s printed in English and Spanish they where produced between 1927 to 1946 hope this helps

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