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1st Generation Pocket Model
« on: September 05, 2019, 12:20:45 PM »
Just won this one on Gunbroker.  1865 manufactured 6 shot Pocket model that had a rear sight added at some point.  Will take more pictures when it arrives, along with the Navy and Pocket model won in July.
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Re: 1st Generation Pocket Model
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2019, 01:09:44 PM »
That's just plain cool Fingers!
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Re: 1st Generation Pocket Model
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2019, 01:32:23 PM »
Thx Dave.  I've got my sights on a couple more 6 shot Pocket Models
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Re: 1st Generation Pocket Model
« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2019, 03:00:07 PM »
That's a sweet little Colt there Fingers.  I like that rear sight that was added.

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Re: 1st Generation Pocket Model
« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2019, 04:13:42 PM »
I like the 6 shot Pocket Models. Will you be shooting them Fingers?
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Re: 1st Generation Pocket Model
« Reply #5 on: September 05, 2019, 04:54:20 PM »
Fingers,

Very nice for a 1st Gen! Kudos!

I guess I cannot understand why I should buy a 150+ year-old gun at the average or higher prices that they command on the market, unless I collected that era of original guns. Maybe I am misled, but a new replica version to look similar to the original when new appeals to me more, and I can shoot them without fearing a monetary loss on a par with shooting an original.

I guess to each their own.

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Re: 1st Generation Pocket Model
« Reply #6 on: September 05, 2019, 07:00:29 PM »
When did Colt first produce 6 shot pocket models?
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Re: 1st Generation Pocket Model
« Reply #7 on: September 05, 2019, 07:12:57 PM »
Will you be shooting them Fingers?

That’s a beauty and I basically agree with everyone, even sourdough.  Six shot Pockets are a genre all their own.  Really nice, Fingers. I like that 3d mod Dragoon style sighting arrangement.  Congrats and a few more buys and you'll be number one American collector of the world.  Maybe you already are. 

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Re: 1st Generation Pocket Model
« Reply #8 on: September 06, 2019, 10:11:21 AM »
I like the 6 shot Pocket Models. Will you be shooting them Fingers?

That's is affirmative.  I will probably use my 6 shot R&D conversion cylinder on both of them too.  Depends on them passing a tech inspection first.

When did Colt first produce 6 shot pocket models?
From what I have found so far they started making 6 shooters around 1860.  My pocket model reference library and data base is just getting started.

I've got a modern pocket model to compare with the 1st Gens.
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Re: 1st Generation Pocket Model
« Reply #9 on: September 06, 2019, 11:36:52 AM »
I like the 6 shot Pocket Models. Will you be shooting them Fingers?

That's is affirmative.  I will probably use my 6 shot R&D conversion cylinder on both of them too.  Depends on them passing a tech inspection first.
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Re: 1st Generation Pocket Model
« Reply #10 on: September 06, 2019, 01:57:36 PM »
If they were in pristine NRA Fine condition with 90% bright blue and CCH finish, I would have second thoughts; but, since they are both well used, I think a little more wont hurt.

12 grains of fffg, lubed wad and a 0.323 round ball is in order for testing.
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Re: 1st Generation Pocket Model
« Reply #11 on: September 06, 2019, 04:17:20 PM »
Nice catch Fingers !
I wasn't aware of the 6-shot Pockets, thought they were all 5-ers. Suppose the perimeter of that cylinder is pretty tightly packed with chambers ???
Yes, shoot it. 12 grains sounds just about the right amount.
Looking forward to your range report.

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Re: 1st Generation Pocket Model
« Reply #12 on: September 06, 2019, 08:45:48 PM »
Nice catch Fingers !
I wasn't aware of the 6-shot Pockets, thought they were all 5-ers. Suppose the perimeter of that cylinder is pretty tightly packed with chambers ???
Yes, shoot it. 12 grains sounds just about the right amount.
Looking forward to your range report.

I'll get right on it. 

Are you & Anne going to be able to visit sometime? I'll need some assistance in doing the report
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Re: 1st Generation Pocket Model
« Reply #13 on: September 09, 2019, 05:08:28 PM »
Very nice find indeed!
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Re: 1st Generation Pocket Model
« Reply #14 on: September 10, 2019, 11:41:21 AM »
Are you & Anne going to be able to visit sometime? I'll need some assistance in doing the report
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Would love to, Fingers. Have to do some saving first. Long walk. Much dough.