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Old March 12, 2012, 04:48 PM   #1
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Uberti Dragoon Notch in Lower Portion of Recoil Shield

Why is it that there is sometimes a notch out of the lower portion of the recoil shield on these guns? I don't think it's limited to just Uberti. The originals didn't have the notch. To me it seems random. I just ordered one and am hoping it arrives "notchless". Am I about to get my hopes dashed?

Thanks for shedding some light on this!
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Old March 12, 2012, 05:12 PM   #2
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The only Dragoon I've ever seen cut is the 3rd Model (4 screw version). The 3rd model Civilian (3 screw version) doesn't have this.
Which did you order?
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Old March 12, 2012, 05:15 PM   #3
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It depends if it is a "Civilian" or "Military" dragoon. The third model dragoon is the only type that I have seen the notches on. Some third model dragoons (originals too) were military guns, and were "notched" for attaching a shoulder stock.
http://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/6956647
http://www.csacquisitions.com/cgi-bi..._Item.asp?1432
http://www.dixiegunworks.com/product...oducts_id=1035
http://www.dixiegunworks.com/product...oducts_id=1036

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Old March 12, 2012, 05:26 PM   #4
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I ordered a Second Model Dragoon. Tell me I got lucky! :-)

I hadn't thought of the notch to accomodate a stock. Thanks for the information and excellent links to pictures! It's probably not good to be learning after placing my order! I wasn't planning on installing a stock, so I think I did alright this time.
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Old March 12, 2012, 05:27 PM   #5
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The notch is on both sides of the recoil shield and fits a corresponding projection on the brass fitting of the shoulder stock.
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Old March 12, 2012, 05:29 PM   #6
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Second models won't have the cuts. I have two third models, one military one civilian. Both Uberti. Like them both.
http://www.vtigunparts.com/store/sho...+Model+Dragoon
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Old March 13, 2012, 01:05 PM   #7
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Thanks for the great information and especially that last link! I'm amazed to have just learned this detail, after being a percussion revolver enthusiast one and off since the mid 1970's! HaHa! Maybe I knew it when I was younger and forgot it as I got older...

Thanks again for the info!
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