IWA 2017 - Uberti introduced a work-in-progress prototype, specifically conceived for a yet unnamed American customer, offering small size and a classic design jointly to a modern chambering
Uberti – the well-known Italian manufacturer specialized in modern replicas of firearm designs of the late 19th Century – has always been known for its original takes on classic layouts, mostly oriented towards meeting the needs and tastes of special customers or to make their products more viable and performing for Cowboy Action Shooting competitions or other shooting specialties.
And their latest project, showcased in a still unfinished prototype form at the 2017 edition of the IWA OutdoorClassics expo in Nuremberg (Germany), is by no means different. The company's new 1862 Police Conversion revolver brings together tradition and innovation.
A pocket, single-action revolver, the Uberti 1862 Police Conversion has been developed for a yet unnamed American customer – likely a mass distributor – and is due to be finalized and enter production after said customer will have vetted the design.
The Uberti 1862 Police Conversion offers true pocket size, excellent workmanship and great looks, just as any other Uberti replica. The modern take is in the chambering: the original calibers are replaced by the contemporary .380 ACP. The cylinder holds five rounds, and can either be loaded from a side port or removed for quicker loading.
The use of .380 ACP – a cartridge that is widely available on the global market at relatively low prices and develops relatively low pressures – allows the Uberti 1862 Police Conversion pocket revolver to remain durable and practical to use at the same time. More details will follow as the design is finalized and goes into full-scale manufacturing.