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Old July 30, 2008, 11:35 PM   #26
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2nd Model Dragoon

This thread is so timely...I just purchased a NIB 2nd model dragoon from a pard over on SASS, great shooter...just fired 24 rounds through it on Tuesday. 18 rounds at a target out at 75 yards using 30 grains on fffg, still shot high and a bit right. I adjusted and set the target at 50 yards, I'm happy with it; a bit more shooting and I'll be in there. Just to let you all know, the cylinder did tighten up a bit at 18 rounds, used a little "moose milk" and it was fine. The loading lever also dropped about six times.

At any rate, it's a good shooter (great trigger pull out of the box). BTW I have, and shoot a Walker, and two 1860 Army's.
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Old July 31, 2008, 08:05 PM   #27
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Need some more Dragoon help

Guys,

I took my 3rd Model Dragoon out for a run & it's a blast

I've busted my gun hand up so to shoot I'm only using 35grn fffg & it's very comfortable to shoot. Now the question I have for you guys is what are the squared trigger guards on the Dragoon like when fired I will more than likely have to shoot reduced loads for quite some time they tell me & it appears that I have the last 3rd model Dragoon here in Australia I have to get another Dragoon within a month as my permit runs out & the only other Dragoon is a Whitneyville with the squared T/G. just need to know do I have to worry about the squared T/G when I'm using a reduced load ?

Beretta Australia is very slow to get Uberti's in to this country & a friend had to wait 18 months for a 38-40 S.A. revolver & I don't want to wait that long for a Dragoon I like the look of the Whitneyville Dragoon but the T/G worries me a little bit.

Any help would be much appreciated.

Take care & all the best from Australia.

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Old August 3, 2008, 09:16 AM   #28
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Whitneyville Dragoon

Mate, I've got one and it feels just fine.
Looks great as well.
It has the grip and stock of the Walker which I think is slimmer and a bit longer than the normal dragoon.
No problems with the squared TG, even at full bore.
Big hands have tried it and not been tapped on the knuckle or finger.
Waited about 8 months as well; about $560 from Cleavers.
That help?
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Old August 3, 2008, 05:49 PM   #29
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Thanks blackhawk13,

Mate Cleavers were suppose to get me 2 x 3rd models & stuffed up the order apparently & ordered me 1 x Whitneyville So they tell me it SHOULD be in on Tuesday

Shot the 3rd model yesterday & had a blast

Thanks again Mate.

Take care.

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Old August 5, 2008, 07:24 AM   #30
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I think you will be happy with it.
I've not seen any others around; plenty of normal Dragoons.
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Old August 5, 2008, 09:19 PM   #31
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The Whitneyville Dragoon is on it's way to me

Should have it next week if all goes to plan

I'll post some picks of my Dragoons together when I have them.

blackhawk13, can you let me know what you load in your Whitneyville ?

I used a 457 RB & 25grns of fffg for western action & it shoots well for that distance. I have found that the 457 ball shaves a nice ring off the ball.

Thanks Mate.

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Old August 10, 2008, 05:58 AM   #32
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I tried .457 balls, and enough powder to still fit ball in.
Went bang very satisfactorily!!
Actually I forget exactly what I finished up using.
Loading lever kept falling down; will have to fix that with a bit of careful filing.
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