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1862 question
« on: October 18, 2013, 12:08:11 PM »
So what's the difference between a 1862 with a fluted cylinder and a stepped or non fluted cylinder or is that just something the Italians do?

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Re: 1862 question
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2013, 02:23:00 PM »
The fluted cylinder model is the 1862 Pocket police; basically a half fluted scaled down 1860 Army with round barrel and ratcheting loading lever.  The plain stepped down (or rebated) cylinder model is the 1862 Pocket Navy and is basically a scaled down 1851 Navy with octagonal barrel and hinged loading lever.  Both models were made by Colt's from approximately 1861 til 1873.
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Re: 1862 question
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2013, 02:43:34 PM »
Fingers I knew I could count on you, you are a walking Colt historian!

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Re: 1862 question
« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2013, 08:31:06 PM »
Both of the models used the .31 caliber 1849 pocket model frame that was modified to use a slightly larger, 5 shot .36 caliber cylinder and barrel.
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Re: 1862 question
« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2013, 10:20:47 PM »
I just missed one a Uberti for a $100 locally.  :'(

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Re: 1862 question
« Reply #5 on: December 22, 2013, 03:33:30 AM »
As a firm believer in photos being a good example, I submit this one.  The Pocket Navies are on the right, the remaining revolvers are Pocket Police models.

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Re: 1862 question
« Reply #6 on: December 22, 2013, 09:00:33 AM »
I'm drooling over here!  _8j

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Re: 1862 question
« Reply #7 on: December 22, 2013, 12:35:12 PM »
I'm drooling over here!  _8j

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Re: 1862 question
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Re: 1862 question
« Reply #9 on: December 22, 2013, 08:31:14 PM »
Now that is one HELL of a family photo! ;)
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Re: 1862 question
« Reply #10 on: December 23, 2013, 04:52:34 AM »
Thank you all, if you like that one, maybe I will post an updated one but first do yourselves a favor.

1.  Grab a roll of Saran Wrap (or similar product) from the kitchen.

2.  Go to the office and get a roll of double sided tape, sticky on both sides.

3.  Go back to your computer keyboard and apply tape to the outside edges of the keyboard.

4.  Starting at one side, stick the Saran Wrap to the keyboard edge.  Pull tighly and press down on all the
     tape to hold SW in place.

5.  Your keyboard is now protected from drool.  And you can still type through the protection.

6.  Replace as necessary.

(Maybe this needs to be a sticky.)
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Re: 1862 question
« Reply #11 on: December 24, 2013, 03:51:12 AM »
My understanding is Colt introduced the 1862 in 1862 but the fire put a crimp in production. Unable to keep up with demand, there were more orders for the new Pocket in 36 than the old one in 31, they converted some of the old 31 caliber tooling for barrels and cylindes to make the so called 1865 Navy which was a 36 caliber Pocket using 31 caliber design such as barrel and loading lever
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Re: 1862 question
« Reply #12 on: December 24, 2013, 04:03:54 AM »
First I have heard the Pocket Navy referred to as an 1865 Model.  I was under the impression they were both introduced in the 1861-1862 time frame, concurrent with each other.

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Re: 1862 question
« Reply #13 on: December 24, 2013, 09:39:01 AM »
I have an interesting article on them stating the serial numbers were not concurrent - send it to you if you pm me your email
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A Pinwheel of Pockets
« Reply #14 on: December 28, 2013, 04:25:56 AM »
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