1848 1ST MODEL DRAGOON

1848 DRAGOON 1st

With an improved loading lever, shorter cylinder and lighter weight, the Dragoon was an improvement over the Colt Walker. Of the four Dragoon models, the first was manufactured for Colt by Eli Whitney. Small enhancements separate the four Dragoon models. The Whitneyville model is made like the original Walker but uses a dragoon barrel and cylinder, the 1st model uses oval cylinder bolt slots, the 2nd model uses squared cylinder bolt slots and the 3rd model incorporates a round trigger guard.

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With an improved loading lever, shorter cylinder and lighter weight, the Dragoon was an improvement over the Colt Walker. Of the four Dragoon models, the first was manufactured for Colt by Eli Whitney. Small enhancements separate the four Dragoon models. The Whitneyville model is made like the original Walker but uses a dragoon barrel and cylinder, the 1st model uses oval cylinder bolt slots, the 2nd model uses squared cylinder bolt slots and the 3rd model incorporates a round trigger guard.


FinishesTechnicalParts and Schematics
000: STANDARD
A00: OLD WEST ANTIQUE PATINA FINISH REV.
B02: COIN FINISH HARDENING
C00: CHARCOAL BLUE FINISH
E40: WALKER-DRAGOON DELUXE ENGRAV.
E43: WALKER-DRAGOON PRESTIGE ENGRAV.
E44: WALKER-DRAG.PREST.ENGR.WITH EAGLE
G08: HAND RUBBED OIL ON SELECTED WOOD
W00: WHITE FINISH FOR REV.
Caliber: .44
Length of Barrel: 7½”
Overall Length: 13.50″
Weight: 4.08 lbs
Barrel: Forged steel
Frame: Forged steel and color case
Number of Grooves: 7
Twist: Left
Cylinder: 6 shot engraved
Triggerguard: Brass
Grip: One piece walnut
Chamber capacity: 6



Item Model Barrel Length cal.
0080 1ST MOD.DRAGOON 7.1/2″ .44 REV. 7.1/2” .44




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