A U.S. Colt 3rd Model Dragoon percussion revolver with associated shoulder stock
Serial no. 16994 for 1858, .44 caliber. 7 1/2 inch barrel marked Address Sam'l Colt New York and fitted with folding leaf rear sight. Frame cut for 3rd type shoulder stock, the left side marked Colts/Patent/U.S. Observed inspection marks include a C on the cylinder and apron of gripstrap and an M on the left side of the gripstrap. Oil-finished walnut grips. Together with associated detachable shoulder stock, possibly of later vintage, the yoke and buttplate numbered 16889/16990; oil-finished stock with inspector's cartouche BH (Benjamin Hannis) on the left side of the wrist and J-C on the right.
Condition: Very good. Revolver with dark grey patina showing scattered minor light pitting and sharp barrel and frame markings. Right side of muzzle showing considerable holster wear. Cylinder retains some readable portions of worn scene. Some screws marred. Grips with minor marks, worn chip at left front toe and wear from shoulder stock. All matching serial numbers, the wedge unmarked. Shoulder stock very good, the yoke and buttplate with even grey patina. Clamp nut probably a replacement. Sound, clean wood showing scattered small marks.