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Pocket Police 6 1/2"

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

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  1. gunner69

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    Thanks for the information on the grips.
     
  2. StrawHat

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    The grips on my 5 1/2"revoler are not elephant ivory but are what I call American ivory, just elk stag with no bark. I made them from a shed anler I picked up when working in Arizona. I have them on several of my revovlers and plan to add them to several more. I like the look and the cost. Not quite as heavy as elephant, yet easier to obtain.
     
  3. BADUNAME30

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    Did you have to do anything to 'prep' the antler or just work it like a piece of wood ?
    I've got a set of 2 y/o moose antler i'm thinkin 'bout cuttin up for grips 'nsuch.
     
  4. StrawHat

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    I let mine sit for a year or so befofre I started cutting them. I then amde patterns so I would not make mistakes cutting the antler. Once I found a piece large enough to cut, I sectioned it from the antler and split it so I could add a spacer to it. I do not make true "one piece" grips but three pieces fused into one. Using my patterns I cut each panel to fit the frame and then glue my spacer to one side. I work the spacer down to match the thickness of my frame and then glue the second slab to the spacer using the revolver as a jig to hold the pieces in proper alignment. Once everything is glued and set, I start on final shaping and removing the bark.
     
  5. StrawHat

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    Another one showed up!

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    Together,

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  6. 72coupe

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    Strawhat why does the case hardening look so much better on one than the other?
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    The second one looks more like mine.
     
  7. dickydalton

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    Straw Hat, is the grip a little bit smaller on one of those or is it just the picture?
    I ask because my Uberti Pocket Police has a smaller grip than my Colt Pocket Navy.
     
  8. Jaymo

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    I would post the pic of my 4.5" Pocket Popo, but Photobucket just took a dump on me.

    I love the pocket popo. One of Colt's prettiest C&B revolvers.

    I need to get a holster for mine.
     
  9. StrawHat

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    72coupe, the case coloring on the one is just a beautiful grey wash with some faded colors. The other has bolder colors.

    dickydalton, to my hand, the grips on all of my Uberti Pocket Police and Pocket Navies is at least simialr if not the same size. If you have an original Colts product, it may indeed be different size. The grips were individually fit to each revolver so small variations occur.
     
  10. StrawHat

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    All the more reason to sell it to me so they can be united in a case.
     
  11. 72coupe

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    Strawhat you wouldn't want mine. I loaned it to the 4H pistol club and it was sitting on a shooting bench that blew over. The little pistol slid along the concrete for some distance.

    Thus proving the adage that no good deed go unpunished.
     
  12. Jaymo

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    The 1862 Police is a very svelte revolver. I think that's why I like it so much.
     
  13. StrawHat

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    Depending on how bad it was scuffed, a lot of metal can be moved back into place by burnishing. Files and sandpaper remove metal. Burnishing moves it back into place. Just an option for you.
     
  14. Crawdad1

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    I think it’s everything a 36 caliber revolver should be dimension wise. I sure wish I could find a Colt Signature series ‘62 Police shooter with a 6 1/2” barrel. I already have a Sig series Police with a 5 ½” barrel but that just sits in its glass case for show.
     
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    Well, as a "4H Dad" (third time around), I'm sorry to hear about the damage; but I applaud your intentions in giving the kids something with which to learn.
    And I for one thank you. Like Scouts (Boy or Girl), 4H programs teach the youngsters patience, confidence, useful skills, and most of all, respect -something that seems to be hit-or-miss in a lot of kids' homes these days.

    There is a "metal-working" program.... maybe your local 4H could use a session on something like polishing scuffs out and refinishing fine metalwork.

    Just Sayin' :cool:
     
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    Treblig,
    I don't know for certain, but does Uberti offer the '62 Pocket Police in the 6 1/2 inch version? That might fill your need until you find what you are looking for.:cool:
     
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    There's a NIB Uberti 1862 Pocket Police with the 6-1/2" barrel for sale on GunBroker right now.
     
  18. Crawdad1

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    Thanks guys, I'm lookin real hard at those Ubertis on gunbroker!!!
     
  19. StrawHat

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  20. Jaymo

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    I'm going out on a limb here, but I think Strawhat likes the 62 Popo even more than I do.
    It's like the M1 carbine in that it's just SO handy.
     
  21. woodnbow

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    No cylinder swaps needed either, just grab another iron and keep shootin'... :D
     
  22. gunner69

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    I have the Pietta and it is a hoot to shoot, all SIX times. I just bought another Pietta that looks just like the .36 Police/Manhattan only in .44, will try to shoot it this weekend if the weather allows.
     
  23. StrawHat

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    Yes, it is one of my favorite revolvers. The most recent two to join the group were both built in 1973 and imported by Replica Arms of Marietta, Ohio. These were built by Uberti, as they are fairly accurate copies of the Pocket Police revolver.

    It seems the 1862, like stray dogs, seem to find me when they need a new home.
     
  24. hang fire

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    Speaking of dogs, my 1977 Uberti from a kit had quite a bark and recoil when loaded to the max with BP. A very nice and handly little revolver, oldest daughter was very accurate with it and still has it.
     
  25. Gaucho Gringo

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    My Uberti 1862 Pocket Police is a belly gun, it is cut at where it begins into the loading lever flare making it 2 1\2 inches. I bought it that way but after shooting it I would like to how it shoots with a longer barrel. But by the time I bought another barrel and all the parts needed for it I could buy another used gun for about the same price or less. It's like a car, if you bought all the parts separately, a $30,000 car would cost you $150,000.
     
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