I have attached a photo of what I think is a pocket navy colt, 1861. Can anybody confirm I am close as to its identification? My grandmother gave it to me a few years back and it's been sitting in a frame in my closet ever since. Hope to hear back!
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February 3, 2011, 09:56 AM
The cylinder and frame appear to be an 1862 Pocket Navy. Definitely converted to cartridge. Would like to see more pics.
The barrel appears to be a Pocket Police barrel. That's interesting.
This was a fairly common conversion during the C&B ~ cartridge change over.
Nice gun. Do you have any documentation?
The patent dates are different from most C&B 1862s. It could have been done at the factory.
Suggest you post this in the Black Powder Forum.
February 3, 2011, 11:27 AM
I don't have any documentation. It is stamped patent 1871/1872 on the frame. 36cal. and a New York address on the barrel. It has a serial number 819#, on the barrel, frame and grip.
February 3, 2011, 12:02 PM
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