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Re: Ordered a new Uberti 1849 Pocket
« Reply #75 on: April 03, 2014, 10:29:56 AM »
Hi, the winds and cold eased some where I got to shoot a couple of cylinders using my Uberti 1849 Pocket with 0-buck. The powder used was 12gr of Black MZ, a barrier wad, lubed wad, and 50/50 beeswax/olive oil overball lube was used to keep the 0-buck from falling out of the cylinder chambers. To my surprise, the overball lube did the job of keeping the 0-buck balls seated. Remington #10 caps were used. I shot off my deck at a man chest sized steel backstop ~45yds away. After a couple of shots to get dialed in, all the remaining shots hit the steel. Accuracy was much better than I expected. Of course effort was made to clear cap parts out of the action as the hammer was pulled back. That Pocket is sure a cap sucker.

Using 0-buck (0.32") works better than expected, but an overball lube must be used to keep the balls in the cylinder chambers.

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Hi, with the weather warming some, I took my Uberti 1849 Pocket revolver with two Taylor 32 S&W conversion cylinders out back and shot some steel. With some care and a two handed hold from 25yds, the Pocket grouped ~2", the accuracy is outstanding. I suspect the grouping is even better with me (old eyes with a short sight radius) being the limiting accuracy element. The Pocket shot ~1.5 feet high, but with mental adjustment, I got all my steel targets singing. I fired 100rds without any issue whatsoever. Some may think that the Pocket is a toy only useful across a table, but my shooting shows that is not the case. My loading for the 32 S&W is 78gr Laser Cast bullets with 1.5gr of Trail Boss.

Especially nice using the conversion cylinders, cleanup took only 5 minutes.

The shooting today confirmed my early experience for the Pocket's accuracy shooting in my basement late last year.

What a sweet revolver.

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Re: Ordered a new Uberti 1849 Pocket
« Reply #76 on: April 05, 2014, 04:52:32 AM »
bro, that's why my little brasser Wells Fargo is a packing companion.  I might not be able to affect an instant kill shot, but from about 25 yards i can hit into a face sized area every round, so having a bunch of lead balls either rearranging your facial features, punching holes in your throat, or cracking ribs, depending where you want to hit, is definitely a discouragement, lol!
 And with the small size, it carries concealed perfectly.
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Re: Ordered a new Uberti 1849 Pocket
« Reply #77 on: April 05, 2014, 10:51:24 AM »
bro, that's why my little brasser Wells Fargo is a packing companion.  I might not be able to affect an instant kill shot, but from about 25 yards i can hit into a face sized area every round, so having a bunch of lead balls either rearranging your facial features, punching holes in your throat, or cracking ribs, depending where you want to hit, is definitely a discouragement, lol!
 And with the small size, it carries concealed perfectly.

Hi Dave, I agree with you. While not a .45, one could give a person a very bad day with the .31 Pocket. I found shooting cap and ball with the 1849 pocket problematic with all the cap sucking, but with the conversion cylinder it's a reliable as any modern firearm. It sure does carry well.

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Re: Ordered a new Uberti 1849 Pocket
« Reply #78 on: April 06, 2014, 03:57:50 AM »
you may want to try a different brand of cap.  I rarely suffer cap jams in mine.
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Re: Ordered a new Uberti 1849 Pocket
« Reply #79 on: April 06, 2014, 12:33:34 PM »
you may want to try a different brand of cap.  I rarely suffer cap jams in mine.

Hi Dave, I have already tried CCI #11 and Remington #10's. I have some Remington #11s that I will try, but I'm not holding my breath. Both my 1949 Pocket and Wells Fargo have shown themselves to be terrible cap suckers.

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Re: Ordered a new Uberti 1849 Pocket
« Reply #80 on: April 09, 2014, 04:01:08 AM »
theres a guy named 45Dragoon that fits a cap jam stopper into the channel sos it doesn't suck caps, as well as a few other magic tricks.  I can get you his email if you are interested.
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Re: Ordered a new Uberti 1849 Pocket
« Reply #81 on: April 09, 2014, 04:18:09 AM »
If necessary, you can install a pin in the hammer channel to keep the caps from coming back into the action.  Once the pin is installed, the slot in the hammer needs to be enlarged and depened, to clear the pin, yet still hold on the cylinder safety pins.
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Re: Ordered a new Uberti 1849 Pocket
« Reply #82 on: April 09, 2014, 04:38:42 AM »
theres a guy named 45Dragoon that fits a cap jam stopper into the channel sos it doesn't suck caps, as well as a few other magic tricks.  I can get you his email if you are interested.

Hi Dave and StrawHat, I'm not going to do anything that modifies the Pockets. Other than try the Remington #11 caps, nothing more will be done to use cap and ball. I do not intend on investing in more cap and ball cylinders for them. The Pocket extra cylinders are much too expensive. Unless I can preload at least 6 cap and ball cylinders, shooting and cleanup isn't worth the effort. I have 10 1858 and 8 1851/1860 extra cylinders that makes for an enjoyable couple of hours shooting.  Since the 32 S&W conversion cylinders work so well and simplifies cleanup, that's how I will use the Pocket revolvers.

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Re: Ordered a new Uberti 1849 Pocket
« Reply #83 on: April 09, 2014, 03:06:55 PM »
I can understand that.  Ifn I had a steel frame, and the budget to fit in a couple conversion cylinders, I believe i would use it exactly as you intend to.
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Re: Ordered a new Uberti 1849 Pocket
« Reply #84 on: May 16, 2014, 10:25:36 PM »
Yeah, Colts are capsuckers, Bring an extra gun. That's what I do....
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