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Pocket Police 6 1/2"

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

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  1. StrawHat

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    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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  2. BADUNAME30

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    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

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

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

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

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    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

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    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

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

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  9. Berkley

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

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  10. 72coupe

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

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

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

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    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

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    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

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    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.
     
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    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

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

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    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.
     
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    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

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

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    Accuracy is pretty much like any Colt or Colt Clone C&B. Mine shoots about 4 inches high at 15 yards. You can modify the hammer or put a higher front sight on it. I've just learned to compensate over the years.


    Ballistics - GOEX tables are included below. 15 Grains of FFF is rated at 640 FPS. I use 17 grains of FFF in mine. Remington .38 S&W cartridges are rated at 685 FPS if that helps.

    http://www.goexpowder.com/load-chart.html

    http://www.remington.com/pages/news-and-resources/ballistics.aspx
     
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  22. gunner69

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    I know those pistols were never offered in a 6 shot version, but EMF markets a Pietta 1862 Manhattan Pistol that holds 6ea .36 caliber balls and really looks sweet! Trouble is they are sold out and should be restocked in October. I like those Ivory grips you guys have too. Got a source for them? :D
     
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    Cabela's has an ''1862 Police'' that's really a '61 Navy.It's a six shot Pietta built on a Navy frame, rather than the more historically correct Uberti, which is built [as were the originals] on a 1849 pocket pistol sized frame, and so, are a five shooter.
     
  24. StrawHat

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    Handling these Pocket Models is a little different from the Belt Models for me. The grips tend to be swallowed up in my hand and for once, I actually feel recoil from the little revolvers! They are nice and compact, stow easily and carry a decent amount of powder.
     
  25. PRM

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    Jerry Meacham, Charlotte, NC., did my ivory. He specializes in pre-ban elephant ivory and is one of the best grip makers around.

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    They are not cheap - but considering how long you will own a gun, cost becomes secondary. I've had polymer ivory and the real thing. From owning both, they are worlds apart. I've never regretted saving and spending the money to outfit my Colts with ivory.
     
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