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    Well I have the letter in my hand and it is...

    Well I have the letter in my hand and it is correct in every detail. It does say that the details were '...retrieved from the original Colt shipping records' Not sure I can do much more than that.
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    I can see it.

    I can see it.
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    Hadn't really had a good look at the trigger but...

    Hadn't really had a good look at the trigger but in comparison to some photos of other 3rd models, I think you are right. Mechanically it is excellent as I had it serviced and some minor mechanical...
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    Thanks for the replies. I am certain the...

    Thanks for the replies. I am certain the cylinder serial # has been re-stamped but not sure why. The case is a modern repro by the famous Bill of Bill's cases. Despite its obvious faults, it is...
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    My Dragoon 3rd Model.

    This is my 1859 Dragoon 3rd model. I purchased it from a deceased estate a few years ago but unfortunately the family of the former owner had no idea, or interest, in its provenance. My Colt letter...
  6. Absolutely a great gun. And they ended up being...

    Absolutely a great gun. And they ended up being used all over the world I am assuming. I have an 1859 manufactured 3rd model Dragoon in my collection which some how ended up where I live Down...
  7. I suppose shortening the barrel would make this...

    I suppose shortening the barrel would make this Dragoon much more easy to hip carry and therefore more practical for daily use.
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    Interesting rifle. A few of these found there...

    Interesting rifle. A few of these found there way down here to Australia, with some being issued to police combatting the bushranger (outlaws) outbreak in the 1850/60s. One, on issue to the police...
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    Sam certainly was not only ingenious but also...

    Sam certainly was not only ingenious but also much underrated IMHO.
  10. Thread: Extra cylinders

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    The general sure had a way with words!

    The general sure had a way with words!
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    Thanks once again Bill. You are indeed a wealth...

    Thanks once again Bill. You are indeed a wealth of knowledge.
  12. Thread: A pair of 49ers

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    A really lovely pair of Pockets you have there...

    A really lovely pair of Pockets you have there Bill. And once again the case is a real work of art.
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    Nicely spotted Lonesome.

    Nicely spotted Lonesome.
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    I just love the provenance on some of these fine...

    I just love the provenance on some of these fine old pistols. Certainly adds to their value.
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    Some very nice research there.

    Some very nice research there.
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    Thank you for correcting me on that. You are...

    Thank you for correcting me on that. You are very astute.
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    You used to play cops and robbers with it! You...

    You used to play cops and robbers with it! You were one very lucky kid. The rest of us had to make do with old tin cap guns.
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    That's terrific advice dandak with much useful...

    That's terrific advice dandak with much useful info.
  19. Thread: Gunleather

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    Lovely Navy with great provenance. ...

    Lovely Navy with great provenance. Congratulations.
  20. Another great thread and once again proof of the...

    Another great thread and once again proof of the knowledge members of this forum have. Well done all.
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    Thanks Chaffee. Great photo none the less.

    Thanks Chaffee. Great photo none the less.
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    Thanks muchly for that link nghiggins. Some very...

    Thanks muchly for that link nghiggins. Some very lovely and desirable pieces there. Just love the first photo! Does anyone know if it's an original or a modern, posed recreation?
  23. Thread: Lanyard rings

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    And Brit and Brit Commonwealth forces.

    And Brit and Brit Commonwealth forces.
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    As usual Bill, another work of art.

    As usual Bill, another work of art.
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    I am also the very proud owner of a third model...

    I am also the very proud owner of a third model Dragoon which has been adapted for the shoulder stock. Mine has had the original folding sight removed and fitted with a dovetail sight. I must say...
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