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Lot 4135: U.S. Colt Second Model Dragoon Percussion Revolver

Auction Date: February 18, 2022

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $3,000 - $4,000

U.S. Colt Second Model Dragoon Percussion Revolver

Manufacturer: Colt
Model: Dragoon
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 44
Barrel: 7 1/2 inch part round
Finish: blue/casehardened
Grip: walnut
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Class: Antique

OE - GOOD - some minor replacement parts; metal smoothly rusted or lightly pitted in places, cleaned; principal lettering, numerals and design on metal legible; lightly scratched, bruised or minor cracks repaired; in good working order.


Manufactured c. 1849, faint cartouches on the grip, "COLTS/PATENT/U.S." marked frame. Only an estimated 2,700 Second Model Dragoons revolvers were manufactured around 1850 and 1851 compared to 7,000 of the First Model Dragoons and 10,500 Third Model Dragoons. They are thus by far the scarcest of the primary Colt Dragoon revolvers. The U.S. Contract Colt Dragoon revolvers were used primarily by the First and Second Dragoon Regiments and the U.S. Regiment of Mounted Riflemen from 1849 until the Civil War.

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