The LAPD Adopts the Colt Police Positive and Smith & Wesson Police Special, 1914

LAPD Pistols, 1914

Here’s an item from my visit to the city archives: The Police Commission approves the rule that all new LAPD officers must be provided with a Colt Police Positive or Smith & Wesson Police Special .38-caliber revolver.

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