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.
July 28th, 2004A Tribute to General Joe Foss
This moving memorial illustrates why millions admired, followed and loved General Joe Foss.
May 19th, 20012001 NRA Members' Meeting: Opening Ceremonies
NRA President Charlton Heston calls the meeting to order and General Joe Foss later takes the stage.
June 6th, 19981998 NRA Members' Banquet
General Joe Foss honors our soldiers and Charlton Heston makes his first speech as NRA president.