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Offline mike116

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Newly acquired Police model
« on: April 29, 2015, 06:46:21 PM »
I bought this yesterday.  I've wanted a Police model for a long time but have passed on all the other chances I've had to purchase one.  Finally this one was the right price at the right time.    It's an old Replica Arms brand made by Uberti and has yet to be fired.  The quality on this older revolver (made in 1965) is exceptional. 
Came with a box and some interesting old literature.




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Re: Newly acquired Police model
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2015, 07:36:42 PM »
Hi Mike, that revolver looks very nice! I look forward to a shooting report.

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Re: Newly acquired Police model
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2015, 08:59:14 PM »
Way cool.  Is it a 6 1/2 inch barrel?

Where'd you get it and do they have any more??
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Re: Newly acquired Police model
« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2015, 04:54:13 AM »
Richard,   I intend to shoot it soon.   I'll be sure to make a post when I do.

Fingers,   Yes the barrel is indeed 6 1/2 inches.   I bought it locally from a guy who put it up on Arms List.   This was the only BP revolver he had.   Said he got from an estate sale and wasn't interested in it.

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Re: Newly acquired Police model
« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2015, 07:04:34 AM »
Hi Mike, I like that one.  L@.

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Re: Newly acquired Police model
« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2015, 08:16:31 AM »
Those 1862 Pocket Police models are fun shooters. :-*

It looks as if you got some interesting reading material along with it. 8)

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Re: Newly acquired Police model
« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2015, 11:16:30 AM »
Those 1862 Pocket Police models are fun shooters. :-*

It looks as if you got some interesting reading material along with it. 8)

It is entertaining to see the literature from the 1960's.   Especially the price list.   If only I had a time Machine.

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Re: Newly acquired Police model
« Reply #7 on: April 30, 2015, 08:45:26 PM »
Hi Mike, I like that one.  L@.

Mad Dog. You have got to come up with a new line. That one is worn out. :)

Good deal Mike. I am proud for you.

You will find that Replica Arms was owned by two importing firms. The first one out of Texas that went by Replica Arms Co. and the second out of Ohio that went by Replica Arms Inc.

Navy arms bought out the second firm.

Replica Arms revolvers are starting to gain a following and becoming more desirable for collectors of Italian percussion revolvers.

I have the same Ohio firm Police as you do but mine has a 4.5 inch barrel. Boy do I wish I had the box and papers. I ahve a few others too, but do not persue collecting them. I just shoot the ones I have once in a while.

Again, congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: Newly acquired Police model
« Reply #8 on: May 01, 2015, 04:13:56 AM »
Beautiful!

I have two of the Pocket Police Models from Replica Arms.  They were located just down US77 from me.  You are right about the quality of the earlier imports, Replica seemed to be able to find the best.

If you ever get tired of that beauty...

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Re: Newly acquired Police model
« Reply #9 on: May 01, 2015, 08:21:23 AM »
Hi Mike, I like that one.  L@.

Mad Dog. You have got to come up with a new line. That one is worn out. :)


Hi scooby, I don't think there has ever been a revolver shown on the message boards where Sam didn't like the revolver.

BTW, Cabelas again has the Pietta 1862 Police back in stock and it's on sale for $199. As soon as they offer free shipping I am going to buy one. I mentioned that to my wife and she just groaned. Last year I bought the Uberti 1862 Navy (like the Police, but with an octagon barrel), but there are no conversion cylinders offered for that model. The Pietta 1862 should allow use of my 1851 38 Colt (38 Special) conversion cylinders.

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Re: Newly acquired Police model
« Reply #10 on: May 03, 2015, 03:31:00 AM »
...The Pietta 1862 should allow use of my 1851 38 Colt (38 Special) conversion cylinders.

Regards,
Richard...

Correct, the Pietta is not even close to being an 1862 BUT it is a decent copy of the 1861 and will accept the conversion cylinder for the 51/61.

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Re: Newly acquired Police model
« Reply #11 on: May 03, 2015, 06:07:27 PM »
Very nice!  :)

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Re: Newly acquired Police model
« Reply #12 on: May 04, 2015, 03:48:53 AM »
Hi, just a note that Cabelas again has free shipping for two days, code 55CAMP.

Just ordered the Pietta 1862 Police (really an 1861).

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Richard
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Re: Newly acquired Police model
« Reply #13 on: May 04, 2015, 05:15:30 AM »
Okay...I'll start saying...I want it!  *6'

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Re: Newly acquired Police model
« Reply #14 on: May 09, 2015, 06:17:13 AM »
Hi, my Pietta 1862 revolver arrived yesterday. It is sure one large revolver, much larger and heavier than the Uberti 1862. The Pietta was totally disassembled and cleaned in paint thinner. I installed the Wolff reduced power spring, lubed all the parts with Ballistol, and then put the revolver back together. There was a lot of sloppy internal gunsmithing in this revolver, but the timing is perfect and it cycles well. I still need to learn if my 38 Colt (38 Special) conversion cylinders will operate in the revolver. Each of the other two 1851s required some hand adjustment to have conversion cylinders work with the 1851s.

All in all, the new Pietta 1862 is a nice addition to my replica collection, the price was right, but I will call the 1862 an 1861 Colt.

Regards,
Richard
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