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Title: Old and New
Post by: StrawHat on February 21, 2016, 04:09:32 AM
Here are two of the Pocket Police model revolvers, one old and one new.

Let's start with the older one.  Imported by Replica Arms, Marietta Ohio, this one was built in 1972 and has a three digit serial number.  It is the oldest Pocket Police I have.  I like the longer barrel, 6 1/2".  The mainspring on this is a bit easier to draw than on a couple of the newer ones.

Kevin
Title: Re: Old and New
Post by: StrawHat on February 21, 2016, 04:10:49 AM
A close up.

Kevin
Title: Re: Old and New
Post by: StrawHat on February 21, 2016, 04:12:42 AM
This is a newer copy of the Pocket Police and was built in 1998.  It carries no importers mark so I do not know who brought it over from Italy.  It does sport the "fire blued finish" and looks nice.  The fire blue does not go well with the washed out case colors.

Kevin
Title: Re: Old and New
Post by: StrawHat on February 21, 2016, 04:13:40 AM
And a closer shot.

Kevin
Title: Re: Old and New
Post by: Ringo on February 21, 2016, 05:21:43 AM
As much as I like fluted cylinders and the Pocket Police overall looks, I am not sure about its own half fluted cylinder. I feel a plain cylinder might have looked even better on it.
I tried to put the cylinder from my Euromanufacture Pocket Navy onto my Uberti Pocket Police, but the arbor is too large and won't have it. Maybe if you have both a Uberti Navy Pocket and a Uberti Police Pocket you might try and show us the result.

Title: Re: Old and New
Post by: mike116 on February 21, 2016, 08:53:31 AM
I too have a Replica Arms '62 Police with a 6 1/2 inch barrel.  Mine was built in 1971 and now that you mention it,  I looked at the serial number and of course it is 3 digit also.    I don't have a newer one but the main spring on mine is much lighter than any of the other later model Uberti revolvers I have.
I consider this '62 Police one of the nicest revolvers I have.
Title: Re: Old and New
Post by: DoubleDeuce1 on February 21, 2016, 09:03:49 AM
Are you planning on getting a holster, or do you have one already? Very nice revolvers too. I like the barrel length, it fits. 8)
Title: Re: Old and New
Post by: mike116 on February 21, 2016, 09:55:15 AM
Are you planning on getting a holster, or do you have one already? Very nice revolvers too. I like the barrel length, it fits. 8)

This rig will fit.
(http://i856.photobucket.com/albums/ab126/mike-116/75299342-dd24-4ba0-bc4e-e949824f51ec_zps7qes99q2.png) (http://s856.photobucket.com/user/mike-116/media/75299342-dd24-4ba0-bc4e-e949824f51ec_zps7qes99q2.png.html)
Title: Re: Old and New
Post by: StrawHat on February 21, 2016, 03:01:08 PM
...Maybe if you have both a Uberti Navy Pocket and a Uberti Police Pocket you might try and show us the result...

I do have both, I will take a photo and post it.

Kevin
Title: Re: Old and New
Post by: StrawHat on February 21, 2016, 03:03:52 PM
Mike, it looks like that is a brass framed something in that holster or are my eyes playing tricks on me?

DD1, actually, I have not given much thought to a holster.  I use the Mexican carry when I go out with one of them.  Or the old IRA holster.

Kevin
Title: Re: Old and New
Post by: mike116 on February 21, 2016, 04:45:43 PM
Mike, it looks like that is a brass framed something in that holster or are my eyes playing tricks on me?

Kevin

The revolver in the holster is an 1862 Pocket.  The only brass parts on it are the trigger guard and backstrap,  the frame, barrel and loading lever are all polished steel.   The grips are extra fat ones I made from Mexican Bocote wood.   
Title: Re: Old and New
Post by: scooby on February 21, 2016, 07:38:55 PM
Well, I can sort of fit right in with Kevin and Mike here. I too have a Merietta firm Police made in 1972. This one is a 4 digit number with the short 4 1/2 inch barrel.

Title: Re: Old and New
Post by: StrawHat on February 22, 2016, 01:43:14 PM
As much as I like fluted cylinders and the Pocket Police overall looks, I am not sure about its own half fluted cylinder. I feel a plain cylinder might have looked even better on it.
I tried to put the cylinder from my Euromanufacture Pocket Navy onto my Uberti Pocket Police, but the arbor is too large and won't have it. Maybe if you have both a Uberti Navy Pocket and a Uberti Police Pocket you might try and show us the result.

Here you go!

Kevin

Title: Re: Old and New
Post by: StrawHat on February 22, 2016, 01:44:36 PM
Another one.

Kevin
Title: Re: Old and New
Post by: StrawHat on February 22, 2016, 01:46:38 PM
A group shot of the Pocket Police Squad.

Kevin
Title: Re: Old and New
Post by: StrawHat on February 22, 2016, 01:47:48 PM
And with a couple of Shore Patrol boys added.

Kevin
Title: Re: Old and New
Post by: DoubleDeuce1 on February 22, 2016, 04:31:47 PM
How fitting you have the group pictured with a background of Blue.

What are the white grips made of?  8)
Title: Re: Old and New
Post by: sourdough on February 22, 2016, 04:47:30 PM
You folks have me jealous as all get out! I love all of the pictures. In my old age I am now interested in C&B revolvers. I have 3. Not so years ago.

I guess I should have specialized earlier, eh?

Keep posting folks!

Jim
Title: Re: Old and New
Post by: StrawHat on February 22, 2016, 07:05:19 PM
How fitting you have the group pictured with a background of Blue.

What are the white grips made of?  8)

DD1,

Those are what I like to call American Ivory, smooth elk stag grips.  I can not afford the African stuff but when I worked in Arizona, I found two shed antlers.  I have used them to stock a couple of revolvers.

Kevin
Title: Re: Old and New
Post by: Ringo on February 23, 2016, 01:16:18 AM
Here you go!
(...)
Another one.

Kevin
Thanks Kevin ! The Pocket Police definitely looks better to me with a plain cylinder. I must admit that the fluted cylinder suits the Pocket Navy too. Maybe I'll have to buy another two so I can switch their cylinders too...
Title: Re: Old and New
Post by: StrawHat on February 23, 2016, 04:11:24 AM
Here you go!
(...)
Another one.

Kevin
Thanks Kevin ! The Pocket Police definitely looks better to me with a plain cylinder. I must admit that the fluted cylinder suits the Pocket Navy too. Maybe I'll have to buy another two so I can switch their cylinders too...

Too bad you are overseas.  Circumstances may force me to sell a few.

Kevin
Title: Re: Old and New
Post by: StrawHat on February 23, 2016, 04:19:33 AM
Looking at the photo of the Pocket Police with the Navy cylinder, without anything for scale, it looks like an 1860.  I will get one of the 1860s out and take a photo of the pairing.

Kevin
Title: Re: Old and New
Post by: Ringo on February 23, 2016, 04:36:11 AM
Looking at the photo of the Pocket Police with the Navy cylinder, without anything for scale, it looks like an 1860.  I will get one of the 1860s out and take a photo of the pairing.

Kevin
The 1861 Navy and 1862 Pocket Police use scaled down versions of the 1860 barrel. The 1861 uses 1851 grips and frame, while the 1862 uses 1849 grips and frame.  Another instance where size matters in fact...
Title: Re: Old and New
Post by: StrawHat on February 23, 2016, 05:09:59 PM
A solo shot.

Kevin
Title: Re: Old and New
Post by: StrawHat on February 23, 2016, 05:11:31 PM
With big brother.

Kevin
Title: Re: Old and New
Post by: Ringo on February 24, 2016, 12:25:19 AM
Two differences catch my eyes (size notwithstanding) : the shape of the grips, and the front sight.
Still, the Police Pocket looks good with that plain cylinder. I can't see why Colt didn't make it that way.
Title: Re: Old and New
Post by: StrawHat on February 24, 2016, 03:44:42 AM
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Two differences catch my eyes (size notwithstanding) : the shape of the grips, and the front sight...

The sight on the little one is merely a pin pushed in place.  The 1860 has a pressed in barleycorn.  I will look at my other Police Models and see if they all have pins.

...Still, the Police Pocket looks good with that plain cylinder. I can't see why Colt didn't make it that way  ...

I agree, they were made concurrent with the little Navy revolver, I would be amazed if they did not let at least one out the door with the "wrong" cylinder in place.  The more I look at it, the more I like it.  I may actually pick up a couple of Pocket Navy cylinders and build a pair of fantasy revolvers.

Kevin


Title: Re: Old and New
Post by: StrawHat on February 29, 2016, 07:33:45 AM
I have not changed the cylinder in the pocket Navy back to the half fluted style.  Nor have I changed my opinion of the merger, I really like it.

Kevin
Title: Re: Old and New
Post by: Bishop Creek on February 29, 2016, 08:31:10 PM
Just for the heck of it, here is my 1860 Signature Series and 2nd Gen 1862 Police for size comparison:

(http://i59.tinypic.com/260sfuc.jpg)
Title: Re: Old and New
Post by: StrawHat on March 01, 2016, 03:06:53 AM
...Just for the heck of it, here is my 1860 Signature Series and 2nd Gen 1862 Police for size comparison:...

Nice looking revolvers.  Enter them for the next banner photo contest.

Kevin