The Patrolman's Tool

( Images and data supplied by Charles N. Howe )





1925 Colt Police Positive

Serial Number 319010


Issued to

Patrolman John F. Welch


March 30, 1925




On January 30, 1954 this revolver was returned to the Lynn Police Armory

and "Inspector Welch" was issued a Detective Special.


Over time this revolver was eventually sold or traded by the Lynn Police Department.


It was later purchased by a previous resident of Georgetown, Massachusetts

when it was discovered in a private collection in Texas. 



This Colt Police Positive now rests in the personal collection of


Charles N. Howe

Albuquerque, New Mexico