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Old March 18, 2012, 11:18 AM   #1
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The Dragoon thread

Let's see the dragoons. Post your favorite(s) in your collection, big and small.
This is my trusty Walker (Uberti). I bought it new in 1991 and it has been nothing but a joy to own and shoot since it arrived. And on this one, maybe I got lucky, but the loading lever has never dropped during a shot, even with the big fun loads.
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Old March 18, 2012, 11:22 AM   #2
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Soon as I clean up the Walker....

....I will.
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Old March 18, 2012, 12:39 PM   #3
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Well, if you insist...

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Old March 18, 2012, 12:48 PM   #4
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I have a 1st or 2nd model on my wish list, but I have two questions before I decide:
1) Was the change from oval slot to rectangular on the cylinder to fix a problem, or just easier to manufacture? And
2) Was there an issue with the "V" hammer spring, and why was it changed to a flat spring?

I have never had trouble with either, but I only have experience with the one Walker.
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Old March 18, 2012, 02:58 PM   #5
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Any cylinder with just oval stops can possibly allow the cylinder to jump past a chamber if it is cocked too briskly, causing scaring to the cylinder and possible damage to the slot.

I learned this on my Rogers & Spencer too well- since there is no lead in's cut into the notches, it skipped every time I tried to cock it briskly in the first match I tried to use it in. I slowed down and didn't have any more problems.
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Old March 18, 2012, 05:34 PM   #6
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My first model dragoon

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Old March 18, 2012, 06:32 PM   #7
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Walker, Dragoon and wannabe

Walker and two Dragoons all from ASM. The top dragoon is from BP Revolver's collection.

The bottom one is the L and R dragoon wannabe.

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Old March 18, 2012, 11:49 PM   #8
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My Walker and my 1st model Dragoon. The Rolling block was there when I took the photo....I have Kirst cylinders for both and shoot .45 Colt reloads.
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Old March 19, 2012, 11:39 AM   #9
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I shoot a pair of Walkers in CAS every now and then.



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Old March 19, 2012, 01:18 PM   #10
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Aww, I don't have one yet, but on April 6th, I'll be in Ponderay, Idaho to grab one from Buffalo Arms (along with a few pounds of holy black!)

That'll be a fine road trip!
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Old March 19, 2012, 03:13 PM   #11
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So, I gotta' ask, "You gonna' pull them pistols or whistle Dixie?"
Just wonderin'
Nice looking collection, I've got 1 dragoon, these pistols are huge, it's one of my favorites though.
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Old March 19, 2012, 05:39 PM   #12
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Do ya' tie down those holsters below the knee caps ... and need a good set of 'spenders' to hold up them hoglegs.....

Nice looking guns guys. Out shooting my ROA the other day and really enjoyed it. I cheat a bit and use 40g of 777 instead of the real stuff ... but still fun! The bug has bit again I think....
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Old March 19, 2012, 08:57 PM   #13
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Brand new in the box! Cimarron 3rd Model.
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Old March 20, 2012, 01:50 AM   #14
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Dern, I'm jealous of y'all.

Fine lookin' irons there, gents.
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Old March 22, 2012, 01:54 PM   #15
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Just sent my check out this morning for a NIB Uberti 3rd model Dragoon.
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Old March 23, 2012, 09:11 AM   #16
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yeah me too, I'm jealous. Very nice lookin hand artillery fellas!!! Everytime I walk into Sportsmans warehouse that dang 3rd Model stares me in the face!!!! We went in there the other day to get some stuff and I was standing at the case looking at it. And SWMBO comes over and takes me by the hand and leads me over to the BP shooting stuff and says "honey THIS is what you came in here for" LOL That woman keeps my head on straight sometimes
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Old March 23, 2012, 01:46 PM   #17
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I took my Walker out yesterday and it occurred to me that I have an ongoing complaint with it...the balls and bullets seem to "stick" inside the cone of the loading ram- it's just too deep and tapered. Are the loading rams on the new ones the same as the older ones, as mine dates to the early 1980's IIRC. Am I the only one that has had problems with this? I guess I'll just drill and put a turned piece of brass in there to fill it up and make it more like the profile of an 1860 ram.

I don't have a problem if I load them on a stand though.
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Old March 23, 2012, 02:01 PM   #18
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Here's my Uberti Walker and 3rd Model Dragoon. Love 'em both!
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Old March 23, 2012, 02:08 PM   #19
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the balls and bullets seem to "stick" inside the cone of the loading ram. Am I the only one that has had problems with this?
Mine is a 1991 and it has never done that with balls or buffalo bullets either. But then, I do use .454 balls with it.
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Old March 23, 2012, 02:13 PM   #20
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Here's my Uberti Walker. Bought it second hand. It was a kit that someone else built and "aged." It was pretty rough. I had to take a lot of the brown down, rub sanding marks off the cylinder, and polish the casting marks out of the trigger guard, strip and refinish the grips (still need to age them a bit), etc. She's a shooter, though.

Have to take a new pic of my two 2nd Model Dragoons.



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Old March 23, 2012, 03:40 PM   #21
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One of my Walkers used to grab my balls [ :>)] until I ran a dremel grinding stone around the inside edge of the rammer's face to remove a sharp edge that was burred and caught the ball. Didn't need to take much off, just enough to remove the sharp edge on the cupped surface. It just needs a slight taper.
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Old March 23, 2012, 04:46 PM   #22
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... and the Dragoons. Uberti 2nd Model.

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Old March 24, 2012, 05:41 AM   #23
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This Uberti Whitneyville Dragoon is my newest shooter. Uberti has really upped the quality of their revolvers.


This is a 77 build ASM 3rd Model Dragoon with shoulder stock.


A 79 Uberti Tucker & Sherrard 2nd Model Colt Dragoon with case and Texas Alamo flask, marketed by Western Arms.


Colt # F1743 type 1, a scarce Colt 3rd Model Dragoon with Fluted cylinder and silver backstrap. Cased set with Colt accoutrements.


I have a 2nd and 3rd Model Dragoons, both Colt 3rd Gen shooters.
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Old March 24, 2012, 08:00 AM   #24
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Madcrate, all your guns look great but that fluted 3rd model is extra sweet!
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Old March 24, 2012, 12:50 PM   #25
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Madcrate,
A fluted dragoon? Great googly-moogly!
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