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Re: Cimarron's 1862 pocket police conversion update
« Reply #80 on: April 03, 2020, 12:06:48 AM »
I got some neoprene or rubber spring spacers that worked in SAAs. You can get some here. Then you set the tension with the screw that holds the spring to the grip frame.


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Re: Cimarron's 1862 pocket police conversion update
« Reply #81 on: April 03, 2020, 08:46:34 PM »
Thanks Marshall,  I'll make some spacers and give them a try.

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Re: Cimarron's 1862 pocket police conversion update
« Reply #82 on: April 03, 2020, 11:29:15 PM »
I got some neoprene or rubber spring spacers that worked in SAAs. You can get some here. Then you set the tension with the screw that holds the spring to the grip frame.



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Re: Cimarron's 1862 pocket police conversion update
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Re: Cimarron's 1862 pocket police conversion update
« Reply #83 on: April 04, 2020, 01:04:10 AM »
Skeeter Skelton and George Nonte recommended a piece of holster leather...
I've had both and prefer the neoprene or whatever it is.

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Re: Cimarron's 1862 pocket police conversion update
« Reply #84 on: April 05, 2020, 02:15:22 PM »
I made one using a scrap of soft plastic about .06" thick and it lightened the hammer draw noticeably.  I'll have to shoot it after the "house arrest" is over to insure I still have reliable ignition.  Thanks for the tip.

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Re: Cimarron's 1862 pocket police conversion update
« Reply #85 on: April 05, 2020, 02:39:10 PM »
Once when the hammer spring on one of my Pietta 1860 Armys broke the evening before a match, I discovered that the spring from my Uberti '62 Pocket Police fit and functioned just fine. So I suppose if you coule find a lightened spring for a Pietta '60, it should work in your '62. At least it's worth a try.

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Re: Cimarron's 1862 pocket police conversion update
« Reply #86 on: April 10, 2020, 09:25:10 AM »
Frame width in front of the cylinder is .656", rear of cylinder is .762",  cylinder diameter is 1.318",  barrel width over the wedge is .659".  Unfortunately, I haven't shot it yet.  I was dragging my feet until I got the barrel shortened and then the shelter in place protocol started.  Any idea how to reduce the cocking effort?

I have not forgotten this thread and I appreciate your reply.

Your numbers are, to me, surprisingly close to my own revolvers. I have 8 Pocket Police and two Pocket Navies. Rather than cherry pick for favoring results i have averaged the results.

Rear of frame.    .748.  Yours is .762

Front of frame.  .659.  Yours is .656

Barrel at wedge .652. Yours is .659

So, considering the variation in my revolvers your numbers fit right in. I had thought they beefed the frame to accommodate the cylinder conversion, not so. I may have to buy one to see for myself.

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Re: Cimarron's 1862 pocket police conversion update
« Reply #87 on: April 10, 2020, 04:44:35 PM »
I have not forgotten this thread and I appreciate your reply.

Your numbers are, to me, surprisingly close to my own revolvers. I have 8 Pocket Police and two Pocket Navies. Rather than cherry pick for favoring results i have averaged the results.

Rear of frame.    .748.  Yours is .762

Front of frame.  .659.  Yours is .656

Barrel at wedge .652. Yours is .659

So, considering the variation in my revolvers your numbers fit right in. I had thought they beefed the frame to accommodate the cylinder conversion, not so. I may have to buy one to see for myself.

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Re: Cimarron's 1862 pocket police conversion update
« Reply #88 on: December 03, 2023, 06:08:01 AM »
I measured and weighed an original Colt Pocket Navy in .38 CF and the Uberti Pocket Navy .380 ACP, both have round 3,5" barrels.
99,9% identical measurements incl. the weight.
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On the other hand we have practically no side matches for pocket pistols.
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Re: Cimarron's 1862 pocket police conversion update
« Reply #89 on: January 20, 2024, 02:15:44 PM »
Will the 1862 Pocket Police barrel fit the .380 Conversion frame?
If so, one could electroplate the interior of the barrel with about a 0.007" layer of chrome to accomodate the .380 bullet diameter.

 

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