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Lot 2143: Colt Whitneyville Hartford Dragoon Percussion Revolver

Auction Date: October 5, 2022

Lot 2143: Colt Whitneyville Hartford Dragoon Percussion Revolver

Auction Date: October 5, 2022

Estimated Price: $9,500 - $16,000
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Colt Whitneyville Hartford Dragoon Percussion Revolver

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

OF - FAIR- some major parts replaced; minor replacement parts may be required; metal rusted, may be lightly pitted all over, vigorously cleaned; rounded edges of metal and wood; principal lettering, numerals and design on metal partly obliterated; wood scratched, bruised, cracked or repaired where broken; in fair working order or can be easily repaired and placed in working order.



Reportedly these revolvers were manufactured in late 1847. These "Transition Dragoons" were serial numbered in the subsequent sequence to the civilian Colt Walker Model revolvers and utilized mostly refurbished parts from the predecessor model. Few examples are known to collectors today. This revolver is the first variation Transition Dragoon which features a cut-out at the rear of the frame which fits the curved portion of the grips. The recoil shield lacks a capping clearance groove added around serial number 1142. Other features on this revolver that distinguish Transitional Dragoon revolvers from the later Dragoon revolvers include: semi-circular COLT'S PATENT on right side of frame, short trigger, cylinder stop screws that do not pass through the right side of the frame, steel back strap, trigger guard that slants back towards the grips, and "Slim Jim" grip. This example has been re-welded and remarked but remains a rare opportunity to add the most elusive of all the Colt Dragoon percussion revolvers to your collection.

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