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GYJ

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I've always loved the sleek barrel contours of the Colt 1860/1861 and the Pocket Police models. Thought I was going to scratch the 1862 Pocket Police itch with the Cimarron .380 conversion but it turned out to be a dud. A couple months ago I found them on sale at Midway so I snagged a 5.5". Really need it a year earlier as a holster mule, if nothing else. I've also been wanting an 1861 Navy and I usually prefer the all steel London models. Got the notification that these were back in stock at Midway and the price was right, so here it is. I have to say, the Uberti sixguns as of late are really, really nice. The pics really don't do them justice.

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great LOOKING but with Uberti functionality my experience was less than fun.
The first time I fired it out of the first three shots I had three cap jams that required stripping to the frame..
Then two consecutive hand springs broke. It was cleaned and put away.
I finally found a gunsmith that would work on the gun, had a cap rake installed, and a spring and plunger hand fix and corrected arbor length..
It is fun to shoot now that it is reliable.
That is my experience I hope you have better luck
Bunk
 

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I “needed” an 1862 police 6 1/2” too. And having a personal problem with never leaving well enough alone it has been tuned, a cap rake added, fancy wood grips and silver plate grip frames. That kept me busy for a couple of days then when I shot it found it to be a delightful handgun. Hasn’t been shot since so I maybe more of a tinker these days.
97517C9B-4371-4ED9-8284-7DD55FE7107E by Oliver Sudden, on Flickr
 

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Yup -- I got one of each also and I also feel that they are truly beautiful handguns:thumb::cool:
 

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Those are beauties! I've a pocket police also, those are pretty nice. When VTI gets blued triggerguards in for the 60s I'm going to make mine a london model, the londons are the cream of the crop to my eyes.
 

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I “needed” an 1862 police 6 1/2” too. And having a personal problem with never leaving well enough alone it has been tuned, a cap rake added, fancy wood grips and silver plate grip frames. That kept me busy for a couple of days then when I shot it found it to be a delightful handgun. Hasn’t been shot since so I maybe more of a tinker these days.
97517C9B-4371-4ED9-8284-7DD55FE7107E by Oliver Sudden, on Flickr
Where did you find the silver backstrap and trigger guard?
 

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I bought a '61 Navy at the same time as my '51, both with brass grip frames. The London blued grip frames make that particular pistol look better in my opinion. I've been thinking about selling the '61 but now I may order some replacement steel grip frames for it.

The '62 5 1/2" is next on my list.
 

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I bought a '61 Navy at the same time as my '51, both with brass grip frames. The London blued grip frames make that particular pistol look better in my opinion. I've been thinking about selling the '61 but now I may order some replacement steel grip frames for it.

The '62 5 1/2" is next on my list.
I too am a fan of Colt Navy pistols. I went through a phase where I was shooting mostly Colt cap and ball revolvers, specifically the 1851 and 1861. I saw a new 1862 Navy for sale (6 ½”) locally and on a whim bought it. I really liked it. I had a few cap jam issues at first but after smoothing the safety slot on the hammer and the cones on the nipples it worked fine. Action was fairly smooth, and it shot just a tad high left. I liked it so much I bought another (5 ½” Police) from an online big box. Out of the box the action was very rough, so prior to shooting it I had a friend polish up the innards and put on new nipples. After that it shot well and was right on point of aim. I was starting to shoot these more than the 51s. I think the Police model is the best looking, but for me the Navy felt and shot best. So I bought another (5 1/2“Navy) to put away in case either of the others broke. After hefting the 5 ½ Navy I realized I liked the 6 ½ better, so I put the 5 ½ away without firing it and a year or so later ordered another 6 ½ when I saw one become available. I had read here and there that some folks had issues where they had to replace parts that wore out, so since I now had 4 of them, I purchased a spare wedge, trigger spring, bolt, and hand assembly from VTI, just in case. I really like these small revolvers. They shoot very well. I have found them to be cheap to shoot, easy to clean, very consistent and accurate, and dependable. I started having problems with my wrists to the point that I could not hold up a loaded 1851 after the 2nd shot. However, I was still able to shoot the 62s for about another year. I finally got rid of the 51s and 2 of the 62s. I’m keeping the 2 unfired 62s in the event I can get one of my wrists fixed in the coming months.
Good Luck and have fun!
R
 
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I too am a fan of Colt Navy pistols. I went through a phase where I was shooting mostly Colt cap and ball revolvers, specifically the 1851 and 1861. I saw a new 1862 Navy for sale (6 ½”) locally and on a whim bought it. I really liked it. I had a few cap jam issues at first but after smoothing the safety slot on the hammer and the cones on the nipples it worked fine. Action was fairly smooth, and it shot just a tad high left. I liked it so much I bought another (5 ½” Police) from an online big box. Out of the box the action was very rough, so prior to shooting it I had a friend polish up the innards and put on new nipples. After that it shot well and was right on point of aim. I was starting to shoot these more than the 51s. I think the Police model is the best looking, but for me the Navy felt and shot best. So I bought another (5 1/2“Navy) to put away in case either of the others broke. After hefting the 5 ½ Navy I realized I liked the 6 ½ better, so I put the 5 ½ away without firing it and a year or so later ordered another 6 ½ when I saw one become available. I had read here and there that some folks had issues where they had to replace parts that wore out, so since I now had 4 of them, I purchased a spare wedge, trigger spring, bolt, and hand assembly from VTI, just in case. I really like these small revolvers. They shoot very well. I have found them to be cheap to shoot, easy to clean, very consistent and accurate, and dependable. I started having problems with my wrists to the point that I could not hold up a loaded 1851 after the 2nd shot. However, I was still able to shoot the 62s for about another year. I finally got rid of the 51s and 2 of the 62s. I’m keeping the 2 unfired 62s in the event I can get one of my wrists fixed in the coming months.
Good Luck and have fun!
R
Best of luck with your wrist problems! Old man time gets even with us all in the end. Here’s to cheating the bastard out of a few good years!!
 
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