Cimarron is known for their reproduction revolvers, many of which are authentic black powder guns. With a mind toward more modern consumers and ease of use, they’ve just released their ’62 Pocket Navy Conversion .380 ACP.
A little history on this model, as related by the folks at Cimarron. It started in 1862 when new technology allowed Colt to make a .36 caliber pocket pistol for the Navy. Later in the 1870s, Colt adjusted the design of these guns again to accept new cartridge ammunition. This could have been a good carry gun for a late 19th-century frontiersman.
Cimarron has updated the design again for the modern .380 ACP. This common cartridge should make it easier to own and use a classic Colt revolver.
The 1870s models would have used ammo with rimmed cases. The .380 ACP is a rimless cartridge, which normally requires a moon clip to keep the cartridge in the cylinder, and those can be a pain to load. But this gun doesn’t require moon clips. Just half-cock the hammer and spin the cylinder to load and unload.
Its 6″ barrel has a bead front sight. The rear sight is notched in the hammer. The Cimarron rep says it remarkably accurate for its length.
The Pocket Navy Conversion is available with a nickel finish or a blued cylinder and barrel with a case-hardened frame and brass straps. Both feature a cowboy scene engraved on the cylinder. They have solid walnut grips.
Cimarron use of the .380 ACP cartridge in their ’62 Pocket Navy Conversion makes it easier to consider owning this revolver. The ammo is available and affordable and with the gun weighing in at 1.78 pounds, the recoil should be very manageable. It comes in nickel or blued and case hardened. The guns are designed by Cimarron in Texas and manufactured in Italy. MSRP for the nickel finish is $647.70 while the blued finish rings in at $587.82.
|Barrel Length||6 in.|
|Style||Pocket Navy Conversion|
|Frame||Blue Steel Brass T/G – B/S|
|Grip||1 Piece Walnut|