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I want a pocket Colt clone

Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by Jaymo, May 20, 2012.

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  1. Jaymo

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    I'd like to have the 49 pocket .31, but the 62 pocket police .36 4.5" is really calling me.
    If only I could fine one in stock somewhere. The 4.5" pocket police, that is.
    Any ideas?
     
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    Dixie Gun Works, Cimarron, Navy Arms?
     
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  3. Jaymo

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    Cimarron is the only one I see who MAY have it in stock, but they don't show a price.
    Buffalo shows it as being out of stock.
    I wish I could see a pic of one next to a Colt navy or army for comparison.
     
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    Here's yer Pocket Police pic....4' bbl I think, don't have it any more.
    [​IMG]
     
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    Check out The Possibles Shop. I bought two Uberti Colt 1862 Pocket Police models from there. The owner was very nice to deal with. He'll even talk to you over the phone.:cool:
     
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    Current price for the Uberti 1862 Pocket Police is $319.00 at The Possible Shop.:cool:
     
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    I know $ is $ but I would stay away from Palmetto if you have a choice. Their guns are just not up to par with Uberti & Pietta.
     
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    long after you forget the extra money you spend you will remember the irritation of buying a bargain.
     
  10. Jaymo

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    sltm1, that settles it, I want one. Yours looks like the 4.5" version.
    Tommygunn and Pancho, +1. I have a couple of bargains I regret.

    I think I want the 49 pocket .31, also.
    Possible shop only lists the pocket popo in 5.5 and 6.5 inch barrels.

    Arrgh, why does it have to be so hard to find the 4.5 inch version????????????????
     
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    Texas Jack's had a 1862 Pocket Police when I was in there in January.
     
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    Foto Joe?

    had a '62 pocket Police for sale a couple of months ago...

    pics of it show very nicely.. (let me see if i can post them from my email)

    oc
     
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    I have three 1862 Pocket Police revolvers. Two are Uberti, and one is Colt. They are the 5 1/2" barrel model. It just looks more balanced to me.:cool:
     
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    I just looked at the Pietta version of the Pocket Police. They list it as a six shot revolver. The original Colt is a five shot as is the Uberti version of the Colt. That accounts for the much more slim outline of the revolver.

    If it means anything, the Piettas are stamped all over the place with proof marks. To me, it just muddies up the looks of the gun. The Uberti models, at least the ones I have, are not marked up like that. They have subtle marks underneath the loading lever, on the right side of the barrel and underside of the frame. You really have to look for those distracting marks. The cylinder flutes on the Uberti are more graceful looking than the flutes on the Pietta. Again, that is just more appealing to me.

    Because the Uberti is closer to the Colt than the Pietta, it makes for a much more slender and smaller revolver. The Uberti costs a bit more than the Pietta, but for me the fit and finish is great as is the more accurate representation of the original. I was so pleased with the Uberti Pocket Police revolvers, I immediately took them both to an engraver for some light engraving on the backstrap.

    My two cents.:cool:
     
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    If it's a 6-shot/.36 caliber it is not a true Pocket Model. Instead they use the larger 1851/1861 Navy platform. It represents something Colt never made - at least as a production model.
     
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    I've seen the Pietta, and it would be a great one, if I were in the market for a short barreled Navy, but since it's a 6 shot, it won't be as handy as the pocket popo.

    I prefer the look of the 4.5" barreled pocket popo.
    I may just have to get the 5.5" pocket popo AND a 4" 49 pocket .31. :)
    Any excuse to buy more C&B revolvers is a good excuse, to me.
     
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    :uhoh:That link says 1862 Pocket Police but shows a picture of the 1860 Army . . . .:scrutiny::confused::what:
     
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    Yes it does show an 1860 Army. :confused:
     
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    You guys are gonna keep up until I order one too! I've had the itch for an 1849 for months.
     
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    CraigC I had an 1849 four inch back in the 60s. I used it for short range rabbit hunting and I really liked it.

    My only complaint is the 4 incher has a very short loading lever and I was loading buckshot for projectiles. The shot was very hard making loading difficult.

    Maybe what i purchase next or maybe a nice 1860 Army.
     
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    Get the nice 1860 Army. You won't regret it! :D
     
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    Junkman I have a 3rd Dragoon, an 1858 Remington and I owned a really nice 1860 army back in the 60s.

    I guess if I was trying to arm myself like Josey Wales I would need a Walker and an 1849 and an 1860.
     
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