View Full Version : CVA 3rd Model Dragoon

July 13, 2004, 06:00 PM
I have a CVA 3rd Model Colt Dragoon which as far as I know is a 1971 vintage. CVA no longer offers this model and concentrates on rifles, I believe. My question is- does anyone know what Italian firm made this Dragoon? It has a nice finish and well fitted parts and shoots pretty well but I broke the main spring the first time out. It was an easy $5 fix with a new spring from Dixie Gun but now I don't entirely trust the gun. Any info would be much appreciated.

4V50 Gary
July 13, 2004, 09:35 PM
Try http://www.dixiegunworks.com and buy a replacement spring from them. As to reliability, that you'll have to test to find out. Metallurgy on some of the earlier Italian guns were dubious. An assoicate had a Rem 1858 that had a cracked frame. His father was so cheaped that he welded it back together. :(