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Pocket Models / Re: Captain's Baby Dragoon
« on: September 22, 2011, 02:37:50 AM »
I have yet to get me a .31 cal. Isn't the Baby Dragoon built on a Pocket model frame?

Technically, the Pocket revolvers are built on the same frame as the 31s as the 31s came first.  It wasn't until Bessemer came out with an improved methos of steel making that the larger calibers were possible on the smaller frames, ie the Pocket Navy, Pocket Police and the 1860.

Welcome Wagon / Re: Remmies Rule?
« on: September 22, 2011, 02:27:12 AM »
When I got started shooting black powder revolvers (in competition), it was easier to add adjustable sights to the top strap of the original Remingtons we used.  Evnetually, my hands grew to the point that the smallish grips of the Remington was not helping me shoot good scores so I went to using Colts and from there replicas.  It's all a matter of fit.

Police Models / Re: Pocket Police
« on: September 17, 2011, 04:30:01 AM »
Your revolver is great looking. Is it an original? If it is, it is fantastic. What year was it made?

Well, it is an original Uberti and was built in 1988 (I believe, working from memory, not a list).  I stocked in with smooth stag when I was traveling in Arizona, just after I got it.  The case is from a 31 Baby Dragoon but hte Pocket Police seems to look better in it.

I was going to buy another Pocket Police, (an engraved, plated one) when I got back under 200 pounds but by the time that happened, it had been sold! 

The sold revolver

Conversions / Re: Richards Model
« on: September 17, 2011, 04:25:39 AM »

Sounds like you and I have a love of the old watches.  Having visited some of the pocket watch sites, we are not alone but those guys are SERIOUS.  Perhaps we need a pocket watch section on this forum ;) not really but watches and Colts seem to go together.

On my monitor, your photos appear so large it makes them difficult to view.  Do you post them that large or is it on my end?

Conversions / Re: Richards Model
« on: September 15, 2011, 03:17:44 AM »
Very nice, I collect watches as well as other things, that's a nice one, running?

Yes, it does.  A daily wind, it is key would and key set.  The only problem is that it looses a good deal of time each day and I can not find a watchsmith who can regualte the works.

I will photo graph and post better photos if you would care to see them.  It is a Ryerson model from the National Watch Co.  National became Elgin.

Police Models / Re: Pocket Police
« on: September 15, 2011, 03:15:09 AM »
Great pair of revolvers 8) 8) 8) 8)

I hope I have not created any confusion, the beautifully engraved and plated Colt 1862 was merely inspiration and has never even been seen by my eyes except in photos.

The story of this Colt is found here, and it is an interesting read.

And while I wish it were in my possession, I am glad it remians int he original family and they seem to understand the role it played in history.

Conversions / Richards Model
« on: September 14, 2011, 03:00:56 AM »
To open this category, an old shot of my Richards conversion.  This revolver is cut for the original 44 Colt cartridge and is a joy to shoot.

Nice smooth path to the chambers.

With a watch from 1870 built by the National Watch Co.

And finally with another conversion, a bastardized conversion no less!

Police Models / Pocket Police
« on: September 14, 2011, 02:55:37 AM »
To open this category I would like to show you my Pocket Police.

And the one that got me interested in them

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