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Pocket Police 6 1/2"

Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by StrawHat, Jul 20, 2012.

  1. StrawHat

    StrawHat Well-Known Member

    I just got this from Foto Joe. The longer barrel gives it a bit better balance thean the 5 1/2" one I already have. At some point, I will be fitting it with American Ivory grips or maybe holly grips. Not yet had it to the range but soon enough.

    BT code dates it to 2003 so not an old gun but still a beauty. Something about the Pocket Police I really like. Grace, charm, beauty and balance, what's not to like.

    Thanks Joe!

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    BADUNAME30 Well-Known Member

    Sweet smoke wagon StrawHat.
    First one i've ever seen,or should i say noticed, with a fluted cylinder.
    I think i like the look :)
  3. 72coupe

    72coupe Well-Known Member

    I really like mine. I would like to have it on me all the time.

  4. mykeal

    mykeal Well-Known Member

    I thought they (pocket Police) all had fluted cylinders, while the pocket Navy did not.
  5. 72coupe

    72coupe Well-Known Member

    Mine really needs that groove for the caps. I have to load mine under the hammer.
  6. hang fire

    hang fire Well-Known Member

    I had an Uberti back in late 70's, with a full load the little guy kicked like a demonic mule. Our oldest daughter was very accurate with it, so gave to her, she still has it but never shot it again.
  7. StrawHat

    StrawHat Well-Known Member

    To the best of my knowledge, all the Pocket Police revolvers had the half flutes. The Pocket Navies came with octagon barrels and engraved cylinders.
  8. StrawHat

    StrawHat Well-Known Member

    Paired up with my 5 1/2" Pocket Police.

  9. Berkley

    Berkley Well-Known Member

    Possibly the sleekest looking of any of Sam Colt's original designs.

  10. 72coupe

    72coupe Well-Known Member

    I will have to admit that recoil with 20 grains of 777 and a Hornady ball is surprising.
  11. StrawHat

    StrawHat Well-Known Member

    The Pocket 36s are the only Colt 36s with recoil! A hoot to shoot!
  12. Foto Joe

    Foto Joe Well-Known Member

    Well....have ya gone out and gotten the purdy little thing dirty yet?
  13. PRM

    PRM Well-Known Member

    My all time favorite BP Colt. One of my first C&B Revolvers was a Uberti Pocket Police (late 70s), my son still owns and shoots it. In the mid-80s, I replaced it with a Colt 2nd Generation. It's traveled with me many a mile and seen a pound or two of lead sent down range. It's even brought a few rabbits home for supper, and killed one coy-dog. I had the barrel shortened (personal preference) to 4.5 inches and a Model 60 style front sight fitted to it. Jerry Meacham made the pre-ban elephant ivory grips.

    If I could only own one handgun, I'd be hard pressed not to pick my 1862.

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  14. StrawHat

    StrawHat Well-Known Member

    Nice looking revolver. I particularly like the front sight. I usually inlet a dovetail and install a small rifle sight for a muzzleloader, but the one you have used will merit some consideration.
  15. StrawHat

    StrawHat Well-Known Member

    Not yet Joe, all things in their time. Probably not until the fall but may get it out sooner. It sure is good looking, sorry you had to let it go but glad it went my way.
  16. Pancho

    Pancho Well-Known Member

    a question for fotojoe and a caution for strawhat

    If the loading lever hasn't been restaked it probably will fall out so don't do what I did and fire the gun over tall grass and lose it. Cost me about $10 to replace it.
  17. StrawHat

    StrawHat Well-Known Member

    The lever catch is tight. I check all of mine since I dropped one from a Second Dragoon about 40 years ago.
  18. PRM

    PRM Well-Known Member

    Sight and Barrel

    Jamey Andrews, Gunsmith for Dixie Gun Works, shortened the barrel and put the sight on it. He does great work and builds custom Muzzle Loaders in his spare time. One of the best gunsmiths for C&Bs. He is the guy that looks at all their guns that need issues addresed.

    It was an 1860 sight cut down to scale for the Pocket Police.
    Last edited: Sep 22, 2012
  19. BADUNAME30

    BADUNAME30 Well-Known Member

    Well now.Jist goes to show my ignernece twixt a navy and Pocket Police.
    I see a pic of an open top and right away think of a Navy all the while not knowin nothin about the PP's.
    I jist needs to keep my mouth shut unless i know what i'm talkin about.
    Then on the other hand. My ignernece now has taught me what a Pocket Police is in such a way that i'll always reconize one now.:D
    Thanx Fellas.;)
  20. Busyhands94

    Busyhands94 Well-Known Member

    I'm kinda hankerin' for one of these little guns! What are the accuracy and ballistics like?

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