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Old February 14, 2009, 10:22 AM   #1
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Pietta 1862 Colt New York Met Police, .36

I never see any mention of these.

Mine's a nice revolver, crisp, light, accurate. Six shot, while historically I think they were really 5. I also think the Pietta is a little too large for an accurate reproduction

I see none for sale, and I never see anyone that has one besides me. Did they just never sell? Apparently. I had wondered about a conversion cylinder, but now I know that I would rather buy an 1860 Army in .44 and not concern myself with conversion cylinders. If I want one like that, I'll buy an Uberti Schofeild

I have a 1911A1, a wartime P.38, a Walther P22 and an M1 rifle...I think this .36 revolver is my favorite, bizarrely. It was my first firearm, too

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Old February 14, 2009, 01:20 PM   #2
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There are a lot of these out there in various configurations; brass frames, nickel plated, nickel plated with gold plated cylinders, etc. The model description is misleading and not historically correct. The real 1862 pocket models were made on the smaller baby dragoon frame and were only 5 shot pistols. This model is in all actuallity a short barreled 1861 Navy with half fluted cylinder. Italian manufacturers have a tendency to call non-historically accurate repos what ever they want.
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Old February 14, 2009, 08:16 PM   #3
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1862 Colt Pocket Police .36cal...

1862 Pocket Police w/ 1960 Belgium Centaure 1860 Colt...


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Old February 15, 2009, 03:39 PM   #4
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Thanks guys. Like I said, 6 shot versus 5, and too big- to my knowledge the NY Metropolitan Police model was not a pocket pistol however. Still, mine's a nice shooting revolver

Great Colts, Smokin Gun
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Old February 16, 2009, 02:11 AM   #5
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Thanks Craig...to the best of my knowledge I thought they made one also called an Officer's Model 1862 Colt & or a Sheriff's Model.
I like that Metropolitan Police real nice Rev...

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Old February 23, 2009, 04:36 PM   #6
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damn i like that last pic!
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Old February 23, 2009, 05:31 PM   #7
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Frame size

Looking at Smoking Gun's pic there, that looks like a fun little gun for my wife. So is the '62 built on the same frame as the '49 pocket Wells Fargo? If so that would be a fun little gun. Does anyone make a real replica (or is it reproduction? Whatever) that is an accurate portrayal of the pocket police? Or if not, can the parts be retrived from VTI to build one? What am I looking for?
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Old February 23, 2009, 06:49 PM   #8
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Yes, the Uberti 1862 Pocket Police shares the same grip frame, backstrap, grips, etc. with the 1849 Pocket guns. VTI does not list the receiver frame as available, so building one from parts would not seem to be possible.

Cimarron sells them: Cimarron Uberti 1862 Pocket Police
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Old February 24, 2009, 03:19 AM   #9
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Jus' got this 1862 Pocket Police 2nd Gen. Colt the other day...
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c2...e/PHTO0034.jpg
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c2...e/PHTO0035.jpg
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Old February 24, 2009, 03:40 AM   #10
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The 1862 Police is my favorite BP revolver. It's small, light and well balanced with a 5-1/2 or 6-1/2 inch barrel. I've not handled a shorter version.

I look at these as the original j-frame™ and every time I promise myself one, one of those new-fangled cartridge guns catches my eye.

Few things could be as fun as spending an afternoon popping targets with one of these on your own backyard range.
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Old February 25, 2009, 06:59 PM   #11
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I bought that Pietta NYM from IAR. It hasn't arrived yet. I like the look of that gun a lot. I think the only difference between the NYM and the one that Cabelas sells is that the NYM has has a silver backstrap and trigger guard. I really want the Colt 2nd gen. but cannot find one that I can afford yet. Smokingun, I am very jealous. I already have that picture of your original Pocket Police as the backround on my computer. That 2nd gen is beautiful.
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Old February 25, 2009, 07:38 PM   #12
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Here's a 2nd Gen Pocket Navy.
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Old March 3, 2009, 04:05 PM   #13
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Chris, I got mine yesterday. It's beautiful. It is much nicer than I had expected. I do wish it had the rebated cylinder like the originals, but quality wise this thing is a gem. What size caps do you use? I am going to shoot it next week. I'll let you know how that goes.
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Old March 14, 2009, 04:43 PM   #14
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I shot the Pietta for the first time this week. I never shot a black powder gun before. I cannot believe how nice this gun shoots. It is really accurate at 25 yards. I did most shooting at 15 yards. I took 1 shot at a 1' x 1' steel target at a measured 65 yards and hit it on the first shot. I wish I learned about these guns sooner. My nephew shot my .38, .357, 9mm and shotgun but I was very content to shoot my Pietta all day. Now I want a .44 to go with it.
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Old March 14, 2009, 11:17 PM   #15
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I have the Pietta and think it balances in the hand better than any gun I've ever owned. My wife bought it for me about ten years ago, I've actually only shot it a few times but it shoots well.
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Old March 15, 2009, 11:58 AM   #16
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I've always had a soft spot for the '62s, and I've certainly enjoyed the pix on this thread. Thanks, gents.
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Old March 15, 2009, 02:32 PM   #17
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I shot the Pietta for the first time this week. I never shot a black powder gun before. I cannot believe how nice this gun shoots. It is really accurate at 25 yards. I did most shooting at 15 yards. I took 1 shot at a 1' x 1' steel target at a measured 65 yards and hit it on the first shot. I wish I learned about these guns sooner. My nephew shot my .38, .357, 9mm and shotgun but I was very content to shoot my Pietta all day. Now I want a .44 to go with it.


Be careful, you could end up with dozens of revolvers and looking for more.
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Old December 16, 2009, 06:02 PM   #18
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Chris_B,

Snt you a PM

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Old December 16, 2009, 09:18 PM   #19
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Got it Bob! Reply sent

Old thread, but jcowan, if you might bump into this thread again, CCI 10s fit perfectly. Sorry I didn't reply before
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Old December 16, 2009, 10:02 PM   #20
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I'd love to see the replica makers offer these and the other pocket models as cartridge conversions in .32S&W and .38Spl (or .38 Long Colt if necessary).
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Old December 17, 2009, 11:30 AM   #21
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From the Krist web site.

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The Kirst 5-shot, .32 S&W caliber Konverter is for Uberti made replicas. Colt's 1849 Pocket Model is 25% smaller than the Colt Navy revolver which makes this a great pocket pistol for SASS side matches. It can even be used as a main match revolver; because it can be carried with 5 loaded rounds and the hammer down on a safety notch. This Konverter comes with a ported breech ring for quick and easy loading. All Kirst Konverters carry a lifetime "No B.S." warranty, plus they are made with pride in the good, old U.S.A.
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Old December 17, 2009, 05:55 PM   #22
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jcowan, I can see that the Dark Side is reaching out for you.
Embrace it and you too can begin the long road downward to more black powder guns than you can ever use and still want more.

Don't ask me how I know.
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Old December 20, 2009, 10:19 AM   #23
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old thread

NOZ this is an old thread. Since then I have aquired an 1851 Navy, 1862 Pocket Navy, 1862 Pocket Police, 1858 Remington, 1849 Wells Fargo and 1860 Army. The third model Dragoon is next.
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Old January 14, 2013, 03:12 PM   #24
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Strange that the Pietta 1862 Police is a reproduction of a gun that technically never existed and yet, I love the look, feel and six-shot capability better than I do the 'pocket' model 5-shooters.
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