This is a discussion on bought a rare Dragoon within the Black Powder Handguns forums, part of the Handgun Forum category; I have been looking to get a Uberti Dragoon and was searching all over. I wanted to just go buy the gun and see it, ...
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|04-01-2014, 04:06 PM||#1|
Joined: Feb 2014
bought a rare Dragoon
I have been looking to get a Uberti Dragoon and was searching all over. I wanted to just go buy the gun and see it, being new to Black powder, rather than order off the internet. The closest one I could find was 5 hours away.
So I just started calling some small gunsmiths, and I found one that specializes in Civil War originals and rare remakes. I told him what I was looking for and he didn't have an Uberti, however he had some rare remakes for roughly what I was looking to spend.
I went to his shop and was very impressed, but that's for another thread. He did have a completely unused Pietta Custom Machine Made Colt Dragoon 3rd Generation. It has only the makers marks and serial number on it. No Company names, no additional import markings that are required for store sales. All of the stamps are on the bottom of the receiver and barrel.
I know what some of you may be thinking, that Pietta doesn't make a Dragoon and your right, they don't for American sale, but after some checking, I found out that they do for Italian only or special order. They still have it in the Italian only catalog that I saw on the internet.
The revolver was made in 1985 as a special order private sale. The craftsmanship is awesome, the attention to detail really surprised me.I disassembled some of the gun today and found the tolerances to be as tight as some expensive guns I own.
The roll engraved cylinder scene of the Rangers vs. Comanchee's is very detailed and pretty deeply set.
I only had to pay about $50 dollars above the Uberti's price. I'm very excited.
I can't wait to shoot it on Saturday.
Here are some pics.
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|04-01-2014, 05:43 PM||#4|
Joined: Jun 2008
From: Ft Hood , Tx area
|04-01-2014, 05:59 PM||#5|
Joined: Feb 2014
Thank you guys. It takes a .454 ball, even though throughout history they have called it a 40 caliber.
Like Gus McCrae said in Lonesome Dove, " This revolver will put a tunnel through ya".
|04-01-2014, 06:42 PM||#6|
Joined: Dec 2012
From: Harrisburg, North Carolina
Very nice, looking forward to a range report.
If you can get a picture of you firing it with a good smoke plume that would be icing on the cake.
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