October 25, 2023 The Paul Friedrich Collection of Firearms & Gold Rush
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 10/25/2023
First model Colt Dragoon manufactured in 1848, with oval cylinder stops and a square back trigger guard. "ADDRESS SAML COLT - NEW YORK CITY" on the top flat of the barrel, read from the breech toward the muzzle. On the left forward part of the frame is "COLT'S / PATENT / U.S." There is a small T on the rear of the cylinder, for Superintendent William Tuller. Full serial number, 3652, observed on the following parts: barrel assembly, frame, trigger guard, backstrap cylinder, and grip. Partial serial number, 652, observed on the loading lever and the cylinder lug. The wedge is numbered 437. The Ranger and Indian cylinder scene has "U.S DRAGOONS / COLTS PATENT" and "W.L. ORMSBY SO. NY". German silver front sight and V-notch hammer lip. Silver-plated trigger guard and back strap with a 1-piece wood grip. CONDITION: This is an above-average Dragoon with a wonderful cylinder scene. The gun shows good honest wear with no pitting or frosting on the gun. There is some factory blue finish in the protected areas. Quite a bit of case color on both sides of the frame and some on the loading lever. Copious amounts of silver plate on the trigger guard and back strap. Very strong bore with some slight spots of frosting in the lands and grooves. The grip fits the gun extremely well, with just a hint of shrinkage. There is a possibility that a coat of varnish added to the grip.
Barrel Length
7 - 1/2"
.44 Percussion
FFL Status
Serial Number
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $7,500.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $19,200.00
Estimate: $15,000 - $25,000
Number Bids: 11
Auction closed on Wednesday, October 25, 2023.
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