If anyone has any information on the CL Dragoons please let me know it's hard to get.
Please, it's "Cavalry" not "Calvary."
The cylinder nipple cutouts look really odd.
Seems like I saw a dragoon sold at auction a while back by one of the big auction houses that was marked CL Dragoons. Can't remember which one!
Always interested in adding nice, original or interesting pre 1940 single actions to my private collection. Contact me via PM.
FINE AND EXTREMELY RARE CONFEDERATE "C.L.DRAGOONS" COLT DRAGOON REVOLVER.COLTDRAGOON The only Colts that were actually sold to a Confederate unit
"There is an excellent article by Walter Anderson published in the January 1991 Gun Report which gives a detailed history of this unit, which became a part of the 3rd Alabama Calvary which most of its command was utilized to protect commanding generals as escorts. The C L Dragoons were the personal escorts of Gen. Braxton Bragg early in 1862 en route to his command in Corinth, Mississippi just prior to the Battle of Shiloh; where this unit saw action and Capt. Robert W. Smith as commander was cited for "personal gallantry and intelligent execution of orders, frequently under the heaviest fire". This unit continued as escorts and couriers for Bragg in the battles of Perryville, Murfreesboro, Chickamauga, and Chattanooga. When Gen. Joseph Johnston replaced Bragg as Commander of the Army of Tennessee, this unit continued as his personal escort. Late in 1864 when Confederate President Jefferson Davis impatient with Johnston's actions he placed Gen. John Bell Hood in charge of the Army, again the "C. L. Dragoons" remained as Hood's personal escort. Only about a dozen of these rare typically very hard used Confederate Colt's are known and this is among the finest survivors."
Last edited by Chaparosa; 08-18-2019 at 06:53 PM.
I didn't know that any Dragoons would letter. What other serial ranges might letter?
It's also 'Confederate'.
I have been looking for that gun report issue for a long time. If anyone knows where I can get a copy of that article, please let me know.