Gun Report

Colt 2nd-gen. Second Dragoon

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The 2nd-Generation Colt had all the markings, great bluing and lovely case colorings. They are not too common, and ours had dimensions that were not the best for accuracy. But it looked and handled great. Cocking it felt better than the others.

Colt 2nd-gen. Second Dragoon

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This is what must be done to each Dragoon to degrease the parts and anoint them with the proper grease for easy cleanup. These are most of the parts of the Colt.
Colt used a New York address for easy recognition instead of Hartford, where the guns were made. No other Dragoon in this test bore the Colt name.
The arrows point to a gully made in the recoil plate to let spent caps fall off. This was a mixed blessing. Sometimes the hammer bounced, and hot caps struck the shooting hand. The newer guns didn't have this gully. Also note the huge cutout, which made capping the Colt easier than the others.

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