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    Custom Engraved First Model Dragoon Percussion Revolver.
    Serial no. 2870, .44 percussion caliber, 7 1/2-inch barrel with brass blade front and integral rear sights. Profuse scroll-engraving on barrel assembly including lug and loading lever as well as frame, cylinder and gripstrap. Wolf's head to both sides of hammer. Cylinder arbor marked: 16. V-shaped spring retained by hook in front gripstrap. Square brass triggerguard. Varnished walnut grips.

    Condition: Good as configured. No barrel address present. No markings visible on cylinder. Finish is primarily a smooth, brown patina. Muzzle is uneven suggesting it has been shortened. Heavy pitting and tool marks around lever catch. Tip of lever showing an old repair and some pitting. Catch is therefore a bit loose. Moderate to heavy pitting at breech end of barrel lug and to wedge. Small chip at frame pin hole in lug. Two nipples appear to be modern replacements. Moderate to heavy pitting on recoil shield. Front of cylinder with patches of moderate pitting and signs of having been cleaned or polished. Old repair to butt end of brass front strap. Grips appear to be modern replacements and are ill-fitting. Slight dent to bottom of triggerguard and butt. Heavily pitted bore. Action is crisp.

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    Auction Dates
    June, 2014
    8th Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 5
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