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    Pocket Police Model

    As some of you know, I really enjoy the "N" frame 45 ACP revolver. But, I also like C&B revolvers. These would have been the "J" frames of the day. These all all built by Uberti between 1978 and 2007. While offered in barrel lengths from 3" to 6 1/2", I prefer the 5 1/2 and 6 1/2" tubes. They are small but they balance well.

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    That is a fine looking collection!
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    Very cool, Kevin. Do you shoot them much?

    Many years ago I used to shoot a lot of Black Powder C&B's..........it's great fun............a lot of work and dirty too..........chuckle. These days I'm lazy and shoot cartridges.........smile

    I still have one C&B.............it's a .44............I haven't burned any powder in it since I can't remember when.

    A year or so ago there was an outfit that made some "Howda's"...........if I run into any of those in my travels, it just may follow me home.

    Thanks for sharing amigo,

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    Ogg,

    Some of them get out more frequently than others. The one with the smooth stag grips is a favorite from many years ago. Long story but it won a spot in my shooting box. I have a lot of C&B revolvers and shooting them reminds me of when I first started shooting in the 60s. Back then, the replica industry was in it's infancy and we shot originals. They were less money than the Italian copies, at least for a while.

    I have carried all 8 at one time, usually to make a point about how some one can or can not carry this or that undetected. I answer by removing first one, then the next, etc. Usually by #4 they are getting quiet and by #8, they really don't know what to say.

    I was teaching a class on pat-downs. All eight plus a couple of "J" frames and the trainees were lucky to find 6.

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    On another forum, a fellow mentioned he preferred the straight cylinder of a Pocket Navy over the half fluted Pocket Police. I happen to own both so swapped to show him what it looked like.

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    I do like the clean lines it presents this way. Without anything for scale, it looks much like an 1860.

    Here with an 1860.

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    It makes me wonder if any of the Pocket Police models ever left the factory with a Pocket Navy cylinder?

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    These little Pocket Police models are fun to shoot. I only have one, in this picture, next to an 1860 for scale

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    I got a couple of the fully fluted 1860s and 1861s. My favorites, and they shoot well.

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    Had several C&B revolvers 40 plus years ago. Getting back into it first a rifle, like to get a" New Army" nest. Bill

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    I bought an 1849 Wells Fargo and picked up a .32 S&W conversion cylinder for it ($50, barely used).
    Still fun to shoot and nowhere near as messy
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    I like the idea of the conversion cylinder but there is not one available for the 5 shot 36 calibers. The ratchet geometry is all wrong for cartridges. When Colt did the conversions, they used a different hand to help advance the cylinder.

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