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Lot 91: Colt Third Model Dragoon Percussion Revolver

Auction Date: September 6, 2019

Colt Third Model Dragoon Percussion Revolver with Rare 8 Inch Barrel

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $6,500 - $8,500

Colt Third Model Dragoon Percussion Revolver with Rare 8 Inch Barrel

Manufacturer: Colt
Model: Dragoon
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 44
Barrel: 8 inch octagon
Finish: blue/casehardened
Grip: walnut
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Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 62
Class: Antique

The Third Model Dragoon can be quickly distinguished by its round trigger guard and was the most widely used of Colt's massive "horse pistols" that began with the famous Colt Walker. Around 10,500 Third Models were manufactured in 1851 to 1861. Only a select group of these with serial numbers over 18000 had the longer 8 inch barrels. The successor Model 1860 Army revolvers started out with 7-1/2 inch barrels and quickly changed over to 8 inch barrels. This revolver was manufactured in 1860 and has a German silver blade front sight, "ADDRESS SAML COLT NEW-YORK CITY" on the barrel, standard U.S.M.R. cylinder scene and patent markings, and matching serial numbers.

Rating Definition:

About good with mottled gray and brown patina, mild pitting, general marks and scratches, and nice aged patina on the grip frame. The grip is fair with moderate scrapes and dings, some chips, and edge wear. Mechanically fine. This is a rare late production 8 inch barrel variation of the last of the famous Colt Dragoon revolvers.

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