CIVIL WAR Antique 1860 COLT DRAGOON .44 Revolver
One of 10,500, Made in 1860
Here we present an antique Colt 3rd Model Dragoon Revolver, manufactured in 1860 in Hartford, Connecticut. Only 10,500 of this model were produced. The Third Model was first offered in 1851 and continued production through 1861, for a total of 10,500. The revolver is in .44 caliber, weighs 4 pounds and 2 ounces and has a part round and part octagonal barrel. The main difference between a Second and Third Model Dragoon is the change from a square-back trigger-guard to a rounded version. The barrel and cylinder were blued with casehardened frame, hammer and loading lever. The revolver was furnished with one-piece walnut grips which were varnished for the commercial market and oil-stained for the military contracts.
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 and was made just one year prior to the start. This is a great opportunity to add one of Samuel Colt’s most recognized inventions to your collection, a Civil War Colt Dragoon!
The top of the barrel is marked “ADDRESS SAML COLT NEW YORK”. The left side of the frame is marked “COLTS PATENT”. All numbers match. This horse pistol is accompanied by an equally massive 6-cavity .44 caliber bullet mold in great shape. You might have to get a pack horse just for the mold!
The overall condition is good. The metal surfaces have a dark patina. The markings are legible. The numbers match. The grips are in good shape with a small chip missing on the lower left. The bore is dark with good rifling. The action on this revolver is excellent, strong and crisp. Here is a great historical set from the Civil War!
Own the original! This is a legitimate antique and not a reproduction.
Barrel is 7-1/4 inches.
Caliber: .44 Percussion
Overall condition as seen in photos.
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