"COLT DRAGOON 3RD MODEL PERCUSSION REVOLVER. SN 559. Cal. 44. Usual configuration with 7-1/2" oct bbl with German Silver front sight and one line New York City address. Left side of the bbl lug and cyl have British proofs and left side of frame has "COLTS PATENT", with silver plated grip frame and one piece deluxe walnut grip. Back strap is inscribed "Harry Clark, 8th, Regt. Mass. Voltrs,". Accompanied by an original, burgundy felt lined Colt mahogany casing with mortised brass lock and scalloped-edge brass lock escutcheon. The bottom is compartmented for the revolver, a gunmetal Dixon bag flask that is a modern replacement, a wood handled nipple wrench and a small tin of Eley caps. CONDITION: Fine plus, all matching including wedge and cyl, grip was not checked. The bbl retains traces of thin blue being mostly a blue-gray patina with scattered spots of pitting. Frame and hammer are a smooth blue-gray patina with some fine pitting around the hammer nose. Cyl is a gray-brown patina with scattered spots of dark brown and pin prick pitting. All legends and markings are legible and the cyl retains 70-75% ranger/indian fight scene. The grip frame retains 80-85% original silver plating with the exposed area a light mustard patina. Grip is sound with a few minor chips and light wear with usual light handling and use marks and retains most of its original bright factory varnish. Mechanics are crisp, strong bore with moderate pitting. Case is sound except for a couple of grain checks in the bottom and retains most of its original varnish with light handling and storage marks. Interior is very slightly faded showing wear from the cyl, grip and on the bbl rest. Accessories are fine. 4-32088 JR386 (40,000-60,000)"
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