This .31 caliber small frame dragoon was used during
the Gold Rush, Civil War, and Old West Eras. Our hideaway replica gun
measures 7.75" in length with a 5 shot rotating cylinder, 3" metal
octagonal barrel and comes with wood grips.
The Colt Dragoon Revolver was produced with several
variations between 1848 and 1860, when the Colt Model 1860 revolver
replaced it. All the improvements in design of Colt revolvers were applied
to the Dragoons as well to the smaller models of Colt revolvers. For
collectors, there are three different types. The First Model Colt Dragoon
Revolver has oval-shaped cylinder notches, a V-type mainspring, no wheel
on the rear of the hammer, no pins between the nipples on the cylinder and
a square-back trigger-guard. Colt produced about 7,000 first models
between 1848 and 1850.
In the troublesome events that led to the Civil War,
Colt Dragoons became extremely popular. In the beginning Colt Dragoon
Revolver were issued for the U.S. Army's Mounted Rifles. They were carried
in pommel holsters on the saddle. The Colt Dragoon Revolver gained
popularity among civilians in the Southwest where many had served in the
Mexican-American War. The Dragoon became a master weapon for civilians who
hailed it as a powerful weapon of the time.
Weight: 1.2 Lbs