Pietta Model 1862 Army Police .36 Caliber Revolver

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Pietta Model 1862 Army Police .36 Caliber Revolver -
The 1862 Army Police .36 caliber revolver was originally designed for police use, and was a favorite sidearm and back-up gun of many officers during the Civil War. It is a lightweight pistol with a fairly short barrel (5"), which added to its popularity. Rugged, case-hardened steel frame, hammer and loading lever. Brass trigger guard. Semi-fluted cylinder, just like the original. Uses a #10 percussion cap and has a 1 in 36" rate of twist. Spare cylinders are also available.
Barrel length: 5-1/2".
Overall length: 11".
Weight: 2 lbs., 7 oz.
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Pietta Model 1862 Army Police .36 Caliber Revolver Reviews:


A great Gun

First off, I like this gun. I took it to the range today and it worked fine. It grouped very well. I was hitting high, but I am sure that is because of the sight picture I chose. I am going to play with that next week. I used .375 balls and pyrodex P 15 grains. The way I chose to load was the powder, a patch and then the ball. This made clean up a snap. I did not need to run water all over. I simply used some patches and a little vegetable oil. Some things to be aware of if you are new to Colts as I am. I did notice that there is a technique to shooting the Colts. I have Remington 1858's and the caps react a bit differently. One needs to twist the wrist while cocking the hammer, so that the exploded cap falls neatly out. Also when I got the gun, the wedge had been driven in a bit too far and the cylinder would not rotate. This is NOT a gun problem. All that is needed is to drive the wedge back a bit. I would also suggest that the wedge set screw setting be noted. It can save you a lot of pain. If you like black powder percussion shooting, this would be great gun. The .36 is a very soft shooting caliber.
dlwilson001 at Cabelas on 10/29/2013

62 Sheriff Model C&B

I received the revolver after an eight week back up order, no fault of Cabelas but happy to finally receive it. I did not want the smaller version of the correct 62 revolver but only a short barrel of the 61 Navy of which I own four and really did not want to cut off the barrel on one of them to make me happy. Shot it today and it seems to function fine. I will replace the nipples as I have on any of the Italian revolvers that I have purchased for reliabilty reasons. I shoot CAS with the 36's and only hope the spooters have good eyes and ears because it is hard to tell a hit on the targets if you do not see it hit. If they call a hit a miss so be it. Nice revolver and hope to get a Starr Single action in the near future.
DiamondCurly at Cabelas on 08/29/2013

Pietta 62 Army Police

Not a historically accurate gun, the original was based on the 49 frame and had the smaller 5 shot cylinder, but this .36 six shooter may even be better! Shoots excellently, the grip edges were a bit sharp, but nothing a little sandpaper won't take care of. Range use shows good accuracy, and the gun functions well! I am generally very well pleased with Pietta's offerings, and this one is no different. If you would like a 60 style shorty,this definitely does the trick@
Anonymous at Cabelas on 06/04/2013

Not historically accurate, but...

The original was a five shot, and the grip was definitely a different shape, but... This is a beautiful, fun pistol in it's on right, and well worth owning for those who don't require total historical accuracy. And I love the shape of the grip, even though it isn't accurate...
Siestatime at Cabelas on 11/16/2013