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Auction Date: May 7, 2017

Lot 3074: Colt - Dragoon

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Colt Third Model Dragoon Percussion Revolver
Estimated Price: $5,000 - $7,000
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Serial #Colt - Dragoon ManufacturerColt ModelDragoon
TypeRevolver Gauge44 Percussion Catalog Page59
Barrel7 1/2 Inch Part Octagon FinishBlue/casehardened/silver GripWalnut
Stock ClassAntique RatingSee Condition
DescriptionThis later production civilian revolver was manufactured in 1856. The top of the barrel flat is marked "-ADDRESS SAML COLT NEW YORK CITY-" and the left side of the frame is marked "COLTS/PATENT". The matching serial number is found on the barrel lug, frame, cylinder, trigger guard and back strap. The cylinder pin and loading lever are marked with the partial serial number "5626" and the wedge is mis-matched ("4662" stamped over "13"). The cylinder has the Ranger and Indian battle scene and marked "MODEL U.S.M.R./COLT'S PATENT". This revolver could have been used by soldier fighting on either side of the Civil War as a privately owned sidearm or have been used in the West.

ConditionVery good. The crisp metal surfaces have a mottled gray patina with some minor pitting on the barrel, as well as some minor flash pitting on the rear of the barrel and front edge of the cylinder. The brass has a very attractive natural aged patina. The grip is also very good with some wear and nicks on the lower edges, and overall some minor dents, dings and scratches. The barrel and frame markings are crisp and clear. The fine cylinder scene is mostly visible and all of the other markings are clear. The action is fine.
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