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Colt Third Model Dragoon Revolver
« on: December 03, 2012, 08:37:46 AM »

Colt Third Model Dragoon Revolver

Serial #: 11414 Manufacturer: Colt
Model: Dragoon Type: Revolver
Gauge: 44 percussion Catalog Page: 285
Barrel Length: 7 1/2 Inch Finish: blue/casehardened
Grip: walnut

Description: Colt Third Model Dragoon revolver manufactured in 1851. Production of Third Dragoon revolvers commenced at approximately serial number 10700; this is an early example of a Third Dragoon revolver that may have been part of the Ordnance contract for 2000 revolvers issued on May 8, 1851. The 7 1/2-inch half-round barrel has nickel-silver front sight blade and is roll-stamped: "{ ADDRESS SAML COLT NEW-YORK CITY}" in one line facing the cylinder. The revolver has the oval trigger guard and rectangular cylinder stops that are characteristic of Third Model Dragoon revolvers. The trigger guard and backstrap are brass and the one-piece grip is walnut. The left side of the frame is stamped with "COLTS/PATENT/US" in three lines. Single "B" Ordnance sub-inspection marks are stamped on the loading lever, frame, backstrap and trigger guard. The serial number, "11414" is stamped on the bottom of the barrel lug, frame, trigger guard and backstrap. The partial serial number, "1414" is stamped on the loading lever and cylinder. All of the visible serial numbers match.

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