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Uberti 1862 Pocket Police Percussion Revolver - Reduced
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1 182 Tue January 2, 2018
Asking Price Condition
$400.00 Excellent

Description: New Uberti 1862 Pocket Police .36 cal percussion revolver with 4.5” barrel, standard blue. Unfired with full action job, arbor correction and cap post installation by Mike Brackett of Goons Gun Works to help keep cap fragments from entering the action. Includes 100 .380 lead balls. $400.

No trades. Prices are final. Includes shipping to continental USA where legal. Box and all papers included. Image available upon serious request.

Reason for sale: Arthritis in both thumbs

Note: There are very few gunsmiths that specialize in making these revolvers fast and reliable.  Mike Brackett is probably the best of them.  The work done to each of these costs $165 each not including shipping back and forth. It includes:

1. Correct the arbor length and bed the arbor - This allows the revolver to work as a solid unit instead of two assemblies held together.
2. Set the barrel/ cylinder gap to .002-.0025 - This eliminates the debris, which causes the cylinder to bind. The smaller the gap, the longer you can shoot without binding.
3. Sculpt the bolt head - This allows for earlier entry into the locking notch and will protect the notch from damage. Sculpting also reduces weight and increases efficiency.
4. Installation of a bolt block - Creates a solid lock up and helps to prevent throw-by.
5. Installation of an action stop - This feature prevents over-travel of the hammer and keeps the hand from being forced against the ratchet after lock up.
6.  Installation of a cap post - This keeps spent caps and/ or fragments out of the action. It also restricts any blowback past the post, which allows for a much lighter "cartridge" type action (Colt and Colt type safety pins are not affected).
7.  Harden and fire blue the screws and screw pins - Not only will they look better, but also action parts will have less friction due to the heat-treating.
8.  Individually tune springs - It is important for springs to work efficiently. Most springs are over stressed.
9.  Set to perfect timing

40 Cal.
Posts: 160
Registered: November 2003
Location: Lyons, Colorado

Dry Ball
32 Cal.

Registered: November 2015
Posts: 18
Comment Date: Mon February 26, 2018

Is this the one with the fluted cylinder?


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