Approximately 10,500 Third Model Dragoons were made at Hartford from
1851 to 1861. Dragoons were the
gun to have during the Gold Rush era. They were so popular out west, in fact,
that you could buy one on the east coast for $20, head west and — if you didn’t
strike gold in California — you could sell it for $200.
These Colt Third Dragoons can be seen at the NRA National Firearms Museum in Fairfax, Virginia.
Approximately 10,500 Third Model Dragoons were made at Hartford from 1851 to 1861.
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May 16th, 2011Colt Single-Action Army Revolver
Known as the "peacemaker" for its widespread use among soldiers, settlers, gunslingers and peace officers.
Union veterans Col. William C. Church and Gen. George Wingate formed the NRA in 1871.
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