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Offline StrawHat

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Old and New
« 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.

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Re: Old and New
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2016, 04:10:49 AM »
A close up.

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Re: Old and New
« Reply #2 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.

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Re: Old and New
« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2016, 04:13:40 AM »
And a closer shot.

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Re: Old and New
« Reply #4 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.


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Re: Old and New
« Reply #5 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.

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Re: Old and New
« Reply #6 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)

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Re: Old and New
« Reply #7 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.

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Re: Old and New
« Reply #8 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.

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Re: Old and New
« Reply #9 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.

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Re: Old and New
« Reply #10 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.   

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Re: Old and New
« Reply #11 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.


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Re: Old and New
« Reply #12 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

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Re: Old and New
« Reply #13 on: February 22, 2016, 01:44:36 PM »
Another one.

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Re: Old and New
« Reply #14 on: February 22, 2016, 01:46:38 PM »
A group shot of the Pocket Police Squad.

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