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Not long ago an old timer buddy of mine got a decent colt revolver in trade. Turned out the deal was too good to be true as the serial was buffed off the frame and crane and blued over. I destroyed the frame and saved every last part - I mean every last part !. He asked me to sell the bits for him. I hit a brick wall on that. When I went to give him his parts back he said "oh just keep'em". I gave the bag o'parts to a buddy for Xmas. Now he's all fired up to put it together as a shooter again. Here's the problem...nobody but nobody I have contacted via phone or net has a stripped frame for a colt police positive special.
Two parts places even told me they usually destroy such pistol frames as they don't sell often and it makes their books more tidy not having all those papered "worthless" frames laying about. Anyhow whom has a lead on such a thing I could pursue to help my buddy out ?.
 

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The problem is, even if you find a frame, those parts will not fit a different frame.

Revolvers are very "old school", and unlike automatics, virtually every part, especially on the old Colt's were hand fitted at the factory.
Once fitted, many of them can't be refitted to a different frame.

While some parts can be refitted, parts like the cylinder assembly and the cylinder locking bolt just don't don't work in a different frame.
Barrels can often be re-fitted, but you'll need a lathe and some expensive special tooling to re-work it.

Bottom line: Sell the parts on the internet to someone who can use some of the non-fitted parts as replacements for a complete gun.
 

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Why'd you destroy the frame when the serial number could be brought back by acid if you wanted?
 
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