Uberti replica of the Colt 1862 Pocket Revolver conversion manufactured between 1873 and 1880
In the years following the end of the American Civil War, in the United States there was a great number of 1862 revolvers around and, given the ease by which they could be converted to metallic cartridges, lacking an ejector rod or loading gate, and the affordability of the conversion, it's no surprise over 70% of existing 1862 cap and ball revolvers were converted.
The resulting firearm maintained the strong points of compactness and lightness of the parent handgun.
While its short barrel hampered ease of shooting at longer distances, on the other hand it made the pistol very concealable, which was a great asset for a gun meant for concealed carry by security personnel.
The Uberti 1862 Police Conversion is made using modern materials for enhanced safety and durability. All main parts are machined from forged steel blanks.
The revolver is chambered for the modern, easily sourced .380 ACP cartridge, and has a beautifully blued 3” ½ - 6" ½ barrel and a blued cylinder rolled with the same stagecoach robbery scene that was rolled on original Police revolvers, case hardened frame, hammer and loading lever and brass grip frame, and weighs 1.45 lbs (3” ½ barrel).
The handgun is available in standard finish, charcoal blue, Old West antique patina, nickel “coin” finish, white, and three degrees of engraving. Its classical beauty is enhanced by a warm walnut one piece grip. Polymer ivory and mother of pearl grips available as optional.
Established in 1959 by Aldo Uberti as a manufacturer of black powder Civil War era revolvers, the A. Uberti Spa company has gained over the years a fame for skillful craftsmanship of high quality historic reproductions and has expanded its production to a wide catalog of faithful Old West historic firearms, also used in many famous cinema and television productions.
Manufactured with exacting historic accuracy, nonetheless Uberti replicas carry improvements over the originals, making use of modern steels, modern production techniques and machinery, and design modifications that allow Uberti firearms to grant safety and set the standard against which all historic replicas of the American West are judged.