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This is an example of a Civilian production Colt First Model Dragoon revolver that was manufactured in 1850. The revolver has the distinctive six-shot cylinder with oval stops, square back trigger guard and v-shaped mainspring that identify First Model Dragoon revolvers. The cylinder has a single safety pin. The revolver has a one-piece walnut grip. The brass trigger guard and back strap have the silver plated finish found on commercial production Dragoon revolvers. The top barrel flat is roll-stamped "-ADDRESS" SAML COLT NEW-YORK CITY-" in one line reading toward the breech. "COLT'S/PATENT/U.S." is roll stamped in three lines near the front of the left side of the frame. The cylinder is roll-engraved with the Ranger and Indian fight scene. Small "S" inspection marks are stamped on the left shoulder of the trigger guard, the top barrel flat and the cylinder. The letter "K" is stamped on the trigger guard to the right of the trigger guard screw. An inverted "1" is stamped on the left shoulder of the trigger guard and on the right shoulder of the back strap. A "O" is stamped ahead of the serial number on the loading lever and barrel lug and below the serial number on the frame and trigger guard. The "O" marking generally meant that the revolver was designated for special finish and handling. The full serial number, "8546" is stamped in small numerals on the loading lever, bottom of the barrel lug, frame, trigger guard, back strap, on the side of the cylinder and on the underside of the cylinder arbor pin. All of the visible serial numbers match. The wedge is not serial numbered.
BBL: 7 1/2 inch
Gauge: 44 percussion
Finish: blue/case hardened
Serial Number: 8546
Condition: Good. The revolver has a silver-gray patina on the barrel, loading lever, frame and cylinder. There is scattered light pitting on the barrel, loading lever and frame. The sides of the hammer have moderate flash pitting. The cylinder shows only traces of the Ranger and Indian fight scene and none of the "U.S. M. R." and "COLT'S PATENT" markings. The serial number is clear. The single safety pin has been flattened and the percussion nipples and rear face of the cylinder have moderate flash pitting. The brass trigger guard and back strap retain 50% of the silver plated finish. The one-piece walnut grip is in very good overall condition with moderate handling marks. The serial numbers and markings on the barrel, frame, trigger guard and back strap are clear. The action is tight and functions well. This is a solid example of a Colt First Model Dragoon revolver.