Gun Report

EMF Model 1848 2nd Dragoon Old West .44 Caliber

Read Gun Tests Rating and Recommendation

The EMF had been antiqued by dipping it in acid, which removedall the finish and left what you see. This looks great, and results inan eye-catching gun, but there may be incipient rust present, andthe bore will be damaged. And all this costs extra.

EMF Model 1848 2nd Dragoon Old West .44 Caliber

Gun Details

Model Name
Model Number
Home Defense
Caliber Plus Cartridge
Weight Unloaded
Overall Length
Barrel Length
Sight Radius
Overall Height
Front Strap Height
Back Strap Height
Maximum Width
Grip Thickness Max
Grip Circumference Max
Frame Material
Barrel Material
Grip Material
Trigger Pull Single
Trigger Span Single

Take the safety off the rest of now, free!

Get complete access to this firearms comparison, and weekly members-only newsletters.

That's just the beginning of your free exclusive benefits.

You're only one click away.

Log In

Forgot your password? Click Here.

Already subscribe but haven't registered for all the benefits of the website? Click here.

The Dragoons are hand-filling, heavy revolvers with a lot of power. Recoil is not much, thanks to 4 pounds of gun. Sights are primitive, but the guns have the potential for extreme accuracy, though this EMF failed in that respect, despite a 2-pound trigger. We trace some of the accuracy problems to the acid-dip process used to age the gun. Our question: Why age the bore as well as the exterior?

Read Gun Tests Rating and Recommendation