I'll go along with Doc & Mykeal. The earlier ones are much better than the later (after 1990 or so) ones IMHO. I have a 1985 stainless 1860 Army that I bought used that is still a very sweet pistol. I also have a 3rd model Dragoon from 1977 that needed some work to get shooting right. I got it well used and it had a pretty hard life before I got it though.
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