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Old February 19, 2013, 04:34 PM   #1
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I really want a pocket model

I've got it down to 2 candidates.
This one
http://www.dixiegunworks.com/product...ducts_id=13613
And this one.
http://www.cimarron-firearms.com/per...ca072-cim.html

The 1862 definitely has the caliber advantage. But I think it may be a little bigger in scale. Its hard to tell from the picture. But it also may be more accurate. I can't find a review on the '62 police 4.5" barrel version. I may just put in an order for one of these before I order a '51.

Whattaya think? And don't say buy both , I can only feed my addiction in small doses.
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Old February 19, 2013, 04:43 PM   #2
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I'd go with the 1862, that is just plain sweet, I have a ASM brass frame like 1862 , it just plain feels good.
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Old February 19, 2013, 04:47 PM   #3
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Nother vote for the '62, it has a classic look that the remingtons don't. Beautiful!

Get the remington later...
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Old February 19, 2013, 05:13 PM   #4
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DOOO IT! I'd go with the PP also.
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Old February 19, 2013, 05:19 PM   #5
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The 1863 Remington really is pocket sized as you can see below, have got some roundball on order and will be shootin the little guy as soon as they show up. I wasn't looking for one but I got this at a price I just couldn't pass up. The 62 has to be bigger than the Remmy and 36 roundball is probably more readily available. They are both cool looking guns.

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Old February 19, 2013, 05:21 PM   #6
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C'mon guys....The choice is obvious....

...Buy both of them.
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Old February 19, 2013, 05:30 PM   #7
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No Logan, you ARE NOT helping at all! And Doc, somehow I KNEW you would say that!
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Old February 19, 2013, 06:12 PM   #8
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No Remingtons....

I have one, a .44 which is a great shooter, over 2,000 rounds fired, but ugly as sin.

My vote is for the 1862...

My 'Non-Historic" Pietta 1862 Police .36 is far more inherently accurate than the Remington, especially point-shooting...FWIW
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Old February 19, 2013, 07:46 PM   #9
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Go with the '62. Just look at those sexy warm lines as it transitions from frame to barrel. Feel the smooth curves in your mind and imagine the perfect balance when you aim it at something as it practically marries itself to your hand and becomes an extension of your arm and eye at the same time. Savor the easy glide of the creeping loading lever as it firmly and positively seats your selected ball on the powder and then returning to it's perfect position of readiness along the beautiful smooth barrel as it patiently, but lovingly, awaits the next charge. It looks at you and literally begs you to fire it and reload it, much in the same way your longtime faithful companion looks at you longingly with those big brown eyes and begs you to throw the stick again. C'mon, you know you want to....
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Old February 19, 2013, 07:54 PM   #10
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You ought to be writing copy for Uberti!
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Old February 19, 2013, 10:19 PM   #11
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Yep folks thats why we call him, OUR RESIDENT 1860 Promoter!! Ok I milled it over. The 1862 Pocket Police it is!! The reason is, ever since I got the 1860 from Tom, I can't put it down. I never knew what you open top guys were talking about but now I do, the thing just feels right as Beagle says. Don't get me wrong I still like my Remmie and she won't get the cold shoulder. But now I gotta figure what barrel length I want. Whattaya'll think????<<<<<<<you know you love that country boy grammar
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Old February 20, 2013, 02:59 PM   #12
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All I can find in stock anywhere is the 5.5" barrel model. Heck its ONLY and inch shorter how bad can it be?
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Old February 20, 2013, 03:15 PM   #13
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Good choice...
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Old February 20, 2013, 03:25 PM   #14
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Did COLT, actually offer the '62 Police in the 3 different barrel lengths as Uberti is producing the reproductions in today? All I can find is old Cold Advertisements stating the 5.5" barrel length.
*edit* never mind I found it, Colt even offered a 3.5" barrel.
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Old February 21, 2013, 07:12 PM   #15
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Come on big brown truck!!

I am anxiously awaiting my brandy new Uberti 1862 Police. I ordered the 5.5" barrel model from Dixie. Well thats the only one they have in stock. Gosh I'm stoked. Now I have Big Bubba and Little Brother. These open tops sure are a SWEET piece of Iron! Now I'm off round ball mold shoppin!!
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Old February 21, 2013, 07:26 PM   #16
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Re: I really want a pocket model

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Originally Posted by Logan5579 View Post
The 1863 Remington really is pocket sized as you can see below, have got some roundball on order and will be shootin the little guy as soon as they show up. I wasn't looking for one but I got this at a price I just couldn't pass up. The 62 has to be bigger than the Remmy and 36 roundball is probably more readily available. They are both cool looking guns.

I know I'm not helping...

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Logan, what did you end up deciding on the loading rod,new or repair?
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Old February 21, 2013, 07:30 PM   #17
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I was gonna check into fixing the original next week, but my buddy deerslayer303 worked out a trade with me and the little remmy is on its way to him as we speak. He said he talked to a guy that thought he could TIG weld the break.
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Old February 21, 2013, 07:42 PM   #18
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I have an 1862 that has had the barrel cut off, all it has is 2 1\2 inches from the front of the cylinder to the business end. I did not do this, I bought it like this. Makes a good belly gun due to it being .36 caliber but I am still looking for an original length barrel for it. I wish someone would make a cartridge conversion cylinder for it as they were converted back in the 1870's. I have a conversion cylinder for my 1849 baby dragoon in .32 S&W short which shoots good with it.
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Old February 21, 2013, 08:55 PM   #19
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I carry a little 49 wells fargo in .31, and its pretty small. It'l fit in a pocket, albeit a large one, lol!
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Old February 25, 2013, 04:48 PM   #20
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The Big Brown Truck Came Today!!

I got my 1862 Police in today!! Man that thing is just pure sexiness!! The timing is right on the money, the action feels really good too. And the fit in finish is just plain Beautiful. Its small but I like it alot. I may need a 4.5" version REAL SOON HEHEHE! The lighting does nothing for it in these pics. Uberti has some real pretty CCH on their models. I don't know if its real case hardening or not but its pretty none the less. And Dixie Gun Works DOES NOT play around, they ship fast.


And here she is next to her big brother.
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Old February 25, 2013, 05:47 PM   #21
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Aw crap, now you done it... Not sure my bank account can take much more of this... nice pair!
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Old February 25, 2013, 07:43 PM   #22
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did you remember that pockets used to be bigger in the 1800s? for most adult men, a standard off the shelf 1860 was a pocket size revolver.

perhaps the cargo pocket shorts DO have a purpose.
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Old February 26, 2013, 06:58 AM   #23
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The 1862 Police is one of the prettiest revolvers ever made. I pair mine with a fluted 1860 Army and the pairing is as pleasing as any could possibly be.

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Old February 26, 2013, 12:28 PM   #24
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I have a 2nd Generation Colt 1862 Police and love it. I remember reading somewhere that Samuel Colt himself thought it was the best looking revolver ever produced by his factory.
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Old February 26, 2013, 02:02 PM   #25
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I have an '62 Police Colt 2nd generation I bought new years ago. Great gun. I use Dixie's civil war style holster (army holsters are kind of boring, check Ebay for lots of custom holsters cheap).

However that baby Remington picture in this thread looks like a much smaller gun than my Colt.

I have Lyman's old Blackpowder Handbook (1975) It lists a cylinder completely full of FFFFg as perfectly fine for using in the '62 police. As well as FFFg of course and Pyrodex P (Pyrodex was the only replica back in those days.

Remminton #10 are smaller caps than CCI #10. My Colt likes the smaller Remmington caps.

There are lots of Eley stickers and cap boxes with Eley stickers on them, these are the most accurate to dump whatever caps you buy into. Colt's original cases guns had the Eley cap box in it.

Just my random thoughts (man that little Remington looks cool, so tiny)!

Anyways, if you buy FFFFg for a flintlock pan and need to use it for something else too in order to use it all up, the '62 police is a good choice.

Also loads in FFFFg were listed and recommended for Colt 1851 Navy, Colt 1860 Army, 1848 and 1849 Colt baby dragoon and pocket. And even the Ruger Old Army 45. Something about the cylinder gap makes using FFFFg OK. Once again 1975 edition Lyman Black Powder Handbook (can usually find it for about $5 on Amazon). 238 pages about 160 of which are actual tested and recommended loads for many black powder guns of all type.
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