Scarce Colt Third Model Dragoon Revolver with Matching Shoulder Stock

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Scarce Colt Third Model Dragoon Revolver with Matching Shoulder Stock
This is a scarce example of a Third Model Dragoon revolver with a matching shoulder stock. Manufactured in 1858, this revolver has the distinctive four-screw frame with cut-outs in the recoil shield and folding leaf rear sight dovetailed into the breech end of the barrel. The shoulder stock is the third pattern with extensions in the yoke to engage the cut-outs in the recoil shield and a hook that clamps to the revolver butt. The stock has a sling ring attached to the underside of the tang behind the hook. The stock is numbered "17086/17087" on the underside of the tang and on the buttplate tang. The revolver is marked "-ADDRESS SAML COLT NEW--YORK CITY- " in a single line on the top of the barrel. The address is partially obscured by the rear sight dovetail. The only marking visible on the cylinder is "17086" and the letter "C". The left front of the frame is marked "COLTS / PATENT / U.S.". The matching serial number is stamped on the barrel, frame, trigger guard, backstrap and cylinder and the partial serial number "7086 is marked on the wedge, loading lever and arbor pin ("708" visible on the latter). Fitted with smooth one piece walnut grip.
BBL: 7 1/2 inch part-octagon
Gauge: 44 percussion
Finish: blue/casehardened
Grips: walnut
Serial Number: 17086

Fair. The metal surfaces of the revolver have a mottled silver gray patina (loading lever and rammer are dark) with scattered moderate pitting. The shoulder stock screw on the right side of the frame is absent. The trigger guard has an aged patina, brighter on the grip strap from handling. The grip is good with some lower edge wear, a few minor dings and a number of minor scuffs, mainly on the upper sides. Unless noted above, the markings are readable. There is quite a bit of play in the cylinder in both cock and decocked positions, otherwise the action is fine. The stock is good, it has been freshened at some time and shows a few minor dings and dents. The attaching iron has a smooth gray patina and the buttplate is smooth brown and gray.