"COLT DRAGOON THIRD MODEL PERCUSSION REVOLVER. SN 11619. Cal. 44. Rare 8" Dragoon with German silver front sight. It has "COLTS PATENT" over a tiny "U.S." and brass grip frame with replacement 1-pc walnut grip. Back strap may also be a replacement. Accompanied by an orig burgundy lined, mahogany casing compartmented in bottom for revolver, a commercial fluted & beaded shotgun flask, otherwise with empty compartments. It has a scalloped edge brass lock escutcheon. CONDITION: Bbl & rammer retain a cleaned, smooth, artificially aged patina and the frame retains strong case colors on both sides, turning dark. Cyliner is cleaned to bright metal and may be an old replacment. There is a small "23" adjacent to the serial number on the cylinder and all six safety pins are crisp. There is a small "P" on back face of cylinder. Mechanics are stiff but crisp, very worn dark bore with traces of rifling. Flask is fine, case has a couple of grain checks on right front corner of lid and another in bottom and retains most of its orig finish with light handling & use marks. Interior is slightly mildewed showing wear from the revolver. 4-32094 JR384 (4,000-7,000)"
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