To fill increased demand by the civilian market for pocket pistols, Colt designed scaled down versions of its popular 1851 Navy and 1860 Army revolvers. The 1862 New Model Pocket Revolver, or Pocket Navy, was chambered in .36-caliber and retained the Navy's octagon barrel and conventional loading lever. The 1862 New Model Police, also chambered in .36-caliber, was a miniature 1860 Army with a slightly modified fluted cylinder. As Colt's last open-topped percussion revolvers, many were converted to fire cartridges and manufactured by Colt as cartridge revolvers through the 1870s.
Barrel Length: 5-1/2", 6-1/2"
No. of Grooves: 7
Total Length: 10.5" (bbl 6-1/2")
Weight: 1.7 lbs. Pocket / 1.6 lbs. Police (bbl 6-1/2")
Cylinder: 5-shot, engraved Pocket / 5-shot, fluted Police
Grip: One-piece walnut
Finish: Frame - Case-hardened
Barrel - Blued
Backstrap - Brass
Trigger guard - Brass