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concealable Black powder revolvers

Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by andrewstorm, May 11, 2012.

  1. andrewstorm

    andrewstorm member

    I know the NAA companion is the smallest,but what other options are out there......any suggestions?
  2. Tommygunn

    Tommygunn Well-Known Member

    Colt made a .31 caliber model(s) 1848/9 that is pretty small and can be slipped into pockets.
    Also, Remington made a .31 caliber, IIRC called an "1863 model" which is even smaller.
    If you're thinking self-defense IMHO there are modern guns like the Ruger LCP and the Sig Sauer P238 that would be much better choices.
  3. JohnnyCremains

    JohnnyCremains Well-Known Member

    You could always cut some down like this:


  4. Donny

    Donny Well-Known Member

    With the right outer garment and a shoulder holster you can conceal even the full size belt revolvers. The biggest issue with them is printing from the standard grip. A birds head grip works better for concealment. The sheriff models conceal ok on the belt but still require a good size coat to cover effectively. The avenging angel pistols are more concealable but when cutting down the barrel that much on a BP pistol you are going to have a serious loss in bullet velocity which means it would be less effective for SD.

  5. sltm1

    sltm1 Well-Known Member

    If you wanted to be a bit more modern, bp cartridge, here's what I use. I even use it for carry on occasion. I cut the bbl down to 1 3/4in and it carries in a front jeans pocket comfortably.
  6. Jim K

    Jim K Well-Known Member

    I am not sure the point here, but some folks believe that because muzzle loading/percussion handguns are not "firearms" under federal law and are exempt in most states from handgun purchase restrictions, they are also exempt from laws regarding handgun carry, concealed carry, or deadly weapon laws, even armed robbery laws and the like.

    NOT TRUE. A matchlock pistol is a deadly weapon in every state of the union and is illegal to carry or carry concealed in any state which has laws regulating that practice. Stick up a store with a Model 1836 flintlock pistol and it is armed robbery, the same as if it were a Glock .40.

  7. Harrod

    Harrod Well-Known Member

    Sltm1 that's a perdy piece you have there and it has piqued my curiosity. What I'm trying to say is....Whacha got there son?
  8. sltm1

    sltm1 Well-Known Member

    Harrod, it's a 1877 S&W 32 cf top break, Model 3 1 1/2. The way I modified it, it's right at 5.5 in overall. I'm going to strip off the remaining nickle and blue it in the near future. Here's one I just sold, it's what they look like without barrel modification.
  9. dober83

    dober83 Active Member

    One of my first firearm purchases was a $60 cva, brass framed 1863 pocket. It's a cool little gun but hardly something I'd want to bet my life on. Here is a crappy cell phone pic of it next to my 5" bbl 1858 for a little size comparison.

  10. ZVP

    ZVP Well-Known Member

    Very true, Concealment laws and Right to Use Deadly Force laws still apply too. However should Society as we know it break-down I am sure we will see many innovative B/P Pocket arms! After the Gun Grabbers get all the Smokeless guns then we will have to resort to B/P and good old American injenuity!
    Till then, it's realy neat to hear of and see some of these pretty Pocket Pistols!
  11. Skinny 1950

    Skinny 1950 Well-Known Member

    Here in Canada the Pocket Pistols with barrel length less than 4 1/8 inches are Prohibited to us average Mortals... antiques are un-regulated. I can not own a reproduction Pocket Colt with a 4 inch barrel but a real one can be had with no paperwork at all. :banghead:
    So this is what I came up with, an ASM .31 cal. Baby Dragoon with a 5 1/4 inch barrel..this gun is restricted meaning it can only be shot at an approved range:

  12. VA27

    VA27 Well-Known Member

    On one of the many 'caught on tape' shows (I forget which one) there was security video of a convience store being robbed by a guy with a B/P revolver. He fired two shots and filled the room with smoke, to the point that you almost couldn't see him.
  13. Jaymo

    Jaymo Well-Known Member

    There's something to be said for a SD gun that also lays down a James Bond smoke screen for you. If you can't stop the violent criminal, you can escape unseen.:neener:
  14. andrewstorm

    andrewstorm member

    I like the bp cartridge........

    break top S&W snubbie..nice!fishing gun gun..The shortest barrel ive ever seen on the 32 central fire heres a picture of the original ammo,notice the minnieball style hollow base,it fills the old style bores some 32 cal as large as 312.- 317. diamiter,.nowadays the guns are made to the ammo specifications

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    Last edited: May 13, 2012
  15. Jaymo

    Jaymo Well-Known Member

    I'd like to see an ROA with a chopped barrel and bird's head grip.
    Not gonna do it to mine, but I'd like to see it.
  16. andrewstorm

    andrewstorm member


    go to the black powder pistol thread on this fourm theres a choped R O A :eek:
  17. BHP FAN

    BHP FAN Well-Known Member

    SASS and Cowboy Action shooting have pocket pistol side matches.
  18. Jaymo

    Jaymo Well-Known Member

    OK, I like that chopped ROA with birdshead grip. If I had a couple spare ROAs, I'd have to chop one like that.
  19. andrewstorm

    andrewstorm member

    I have thought of.....

    a 1862 police uberti 36 5 shot fluted cylinder,or an 31 cal 1863 remmie,although I'm sure the pocket police would have a increased powder capacity
    Last edited: May 13, 2012
  20. BHP FAN

    BHP FAN Well-Known Member

    Pietta makes a ''1862 Police'' that is really an 1861 Navy [.36 caliber six shot on a Navy frame, rather than the five shot on a Pocket Model frame] that is a decent combination of stopping power and is quite concealable.

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