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Old January 8, 2013, 01:59 PM   #1
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Pietta 1862 Police .36 Caliber 6 Shot

Anyone have experience with this model????
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Old January 8, 2013, 07:15 PM   #2
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Love how this gun looks...Think I am going to buy one....
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Old January 8, 2013, 08:25 PM   #3
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1862 Police is a beautiful little design. 5 shot, .31 caliber frame with rebated cylinder.

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An 1861 Navy (6 shot, large frame) made into a fantasy-model is, well...... a fantasy model.

Piettas... well if you cannot get a Uberti and are OK with the garish stampings... I'd always prefer a Uberti.

Combine "Pietta" and "Fatasy Model" and, well.... you pays yer money and you gets what you gets:
A non-authentic "never was a Colt model" with garish markings.


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Old January 8, 2013, 10:28 PM   #4
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I may be wrong on this but I think that what they are calling their '62 Police is nothing more than a modified version of the '61 Navy. A '62 Police was a 5 shot not 6 and a smaller frame than the Navy - like a '49. If you are thinking that it is the same as a original '62 Pocket Police - you might want to check that out.

That said . . . if it is the same frame size as a '61 Navy but with a shorter barrel . . . it would be a nice revolver . . . but then I'm partial to Navies.
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Old January 8, 2013, 11:00 PM   #5
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The first one that Cabelas sent me went back, timing problems
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Old January 9, 2013, 01:02 AM   #6
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http://www.cabelas.com/product/Shoot...3Bcat104503680

The pistol in question (if a six shot) appears to be a Remington styled solid frame rather than the five shot Colt .36 "Pocket Police" built on the modified .31 size frame.

A friend owned an original Remington-Beals belt pistol of about the same dimensions. A handy piece.

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Old January 9, 2013, 10:01 AM   #7
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Correct, Bedbugbilly...

This is basically a 1860 Army in terms of size, with the rounded barrel, shortened to 5-1/2" and a six-shot fluted cylinder.

I have had Ubertis and always had timing problems, plus the goofy .380" balls the .36 caliber Ubertis require wasn't fun either...
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Old January 9, 2013, 01:26 PM   #8
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I've got one. Functionally, mine is perfect. Appearance...well, it's one of those guns that never existed. I figure if I was a stickler for correctness, I'd be buying one with Sam'l Colt's address on the top.
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Old January 9, 2013, 02:39 PM   #9
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Thanks, Hardcase...

I know it's not 'correct,' but I just like the size and six-shot capability...
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Old January 10, 2013, 07:14 PM   #10
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Ok!

I ordered one up.

IIRC, #10 caps fit better than #11's...am I correct???

Who makes a round powder flask (brass) with a pounch for it???

Been 15 years since I did much BP shooting, so I want to start ordering up the goodies.

One tip I remember that worked well was Wurth CU1100 Copper Anti-Seize Paste on the arbor and nipples...
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Old January 14, 2013, 04:13 PM   #11
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Having a challenge getting a CH-18 Ranger holster for this gun. Its size is confusing!!!! Shows up on Pietta's site as a member of the 1860 Army family!!!!

http://www.pietta.us/products/Muzzle...y_1860_27.html
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Old January 14, 2013, 06:59 PM   #12
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Figured it out!!!!

Alan and Donna Soellner of WesternLeatherHolster.com explined to me that some 1860 Army's were made with a fluted, six-shot cylinder and short barrel. They are said to be incredibly obscure and rare.

Compare the 1860 Army short-barrel to the Colt 1861 Police...

He is making me a pair of modern high-ride, FBI forward cant belt slide holsters for my pair of Pietta 1862 Police Revolvers.

Next is a dual shoulder rig for a second pair of them!!!!!!
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Old January 14, 2013, 07:32 PM   #13
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The first 500 had full flutes and a 7 1/2 inch barrel. They all went to southern merchants before the war. All were seized and issued to Confederate troops.

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Old January 15, 2013, 07:38 PM   #14
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So it seems Pietta just bobbed the barrel and made up a new gun, which I love, despite not being historically correct...
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Old January 15, 2013, 07:42 PM   #15
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Pietta makes a lot of guns that never existed.
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Old January 15, 2013, 07:56 PM   #16
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It's true that Pietta makes some fantasy guns, but as far as them being substandard, I have never found that to be true. My Pietta's all work well as I got them, I had to do a bit of work to my 73 Uberti Leech & Rigdon to get it to function properly, although it is a very sweet gun now! I think Pietta gets a bad rap sometimes, I just got a new 51 that is beautiful, and even the fantasy "Reb Navy" in .44 is a great shootin gun.
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Old January 15, 2013, 08:14 PM   #17
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Substandard they are not.
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Old January 18, 2013, 11:04 AM   #18
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Here are the holsters I am having made for the pair...
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Old January 18, 2013, 11:33 AM   #19
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Pietta makes a lot of guns that never existed

True, but if Colt or Remington had thought of them or had the technology to make them, they would probably have been made.

10851man, nice holsters. I made a similar one for my 5.5 in Remington 58, sits nicely under a jacket.
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Old January 18, 2013, 12:23 PM   #20
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@ Logan,

Got any pics????
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Old January 18, 2013, 01:03 PM   #21
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This is my two gun rig.

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Old January 18, 2013, 01:24 PM   #22
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Very nice!!!!

I am using a modern holster adapted to the C&B pistols for higher ride that will fit under a jacket, bit I LOVE the tooling on your rig!!!!!
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Old January 18, 2013, 01:35 PM   #23
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Got any pics????

Just took one...

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Old January 18, 2013, 01:37 PM   #24
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Ok...heres another one....

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Old January 18, 2013, 01:42 PM   #25
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Very nice!!!!
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