1850 COLT Second Model DRAGOON .44 Cal. REVOLVER
One of 2,700; First Year Production, Made in 1850
Here we present an antique U.S. issue Colt 2nd Model Dragoon Revolver, manufactured in 1850 in Hartford, Connecticut. Colt produced about 2700 2nd Dragoon Revolvers between 1850 and 1855. At least part of an Army contract for 1000 revolvers dated February 4, 1850 was filled with 2nd Dragoon Revolvers. The revolver has the distinctive combination of square-back, brass, trigger guard and rectangular cylinder stops found only on the 2nd Model Dragoons and has the V-shaped mainspring used to about serial number 10,000. The half round barrel is marked: “-ADDRESS SAML COLT NEW-YORK CITY-” reading from the muzzle to the breech. The left front of the frame is roll-stamped: “COLT’S/PATENT/U.S.” in three lines. The full serial number, “8200” is located on the barrel lug, cylinder arbor pin, frame, trigger guard, backstrap, cylinder and loading lever. All of the visible serial numbers match.
Colt’s Dragoons experienced some of the harshest conditions the mid-19th century had to offer, and it is amazing that any survived, in any condition. This pistol was designed for use by horse-mounted rifleman, and it is so much pistol that you will want a horse to carry it for you because of its significant weight. This one would have seen use during the American Civil War. This is a great opportunity to add one of Samuel Colt’s most recognized inventions to your collection, a Civil War era Colt Dragoon!
This one is US marked and bears inspector marks throughout. It is accompanied by a combination powder flask and bullet magazine in .44 caliber to make loading a one stop shop.
The overall condition is very good. The iron parts have a gray patina. The markings are clear. The numbers match. The walnut grip is in fine shape. The bore is in great shape, clean with sharp rifling. The action is strong.
Own the original! This is a legitimate antique and not a reproduction.
Barrel is 7-1/2 inches.
Caliber: .44 Percussion
Overall condition as seen in photos.
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