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CONSECUTIVELY NUMBERED PAIR
COLT 3RD MODEL CUT FOR STOCK DRAGOONS

 

 

This consecutively numbered pair of Colt 3rd Model Cut-For-Stock Dragoons are NOT reproductions.  Neither are they fakes.  They were restored by a collaborative effort between Tommy Haas, Sr. and Horacio Acevedo.  The work was probably done 40 or more years ago.  They are picking up minor handling wear and patination and they look great!.  Tommy Haas, Sr. was a master machinist, more like a tool & die maker.  Horacio Acevedo was a master metal finisher and master engraver.  The cylinder scenes on these guns were applied with a round roll die, which Acevedo hand engraved in the obverse.  For those of you who knew Tommy, he was a bit of a rascal, while Horacio always seemed the perfect gentleman.  Both men are gone now and these guns were restored during a time frame when not everybody was sure whether full bore restorations were a mistake.  Today, full bore restorations, especially on percussion Colts is rarely ever attempted.  The skills to do a set of guns like these, in all probability, don't exist anymore.  I think the cylinder scene dies, which Horacio made, are still out there but have suffered some rust damage and are seldom, if ever used anymore.

With that said, these are beautiful, original, authentic 3rd Model Cut-For-Stock Colt Dragoons.  They have matching serial numbers, excellent actions and are tight and crisp.  The flask that accompanies the guns, I believe is an original body with replaced spout and bullet compartment lid.  I believe the body of the flask is the same as the item pictured at #830 on Page 354 of The Powder Flask Book by Ray Riling.  The spout and the bullet compartment door look to me like have been pulled off a reproduction.  The flask is marked Colt's Patent and embossed on both sides with the typical Colt panoply of arms.  The case is a mahogany veneer case of the  period, which would be appropriate for these guns.  It would need a dust shield, new partitions and lining of course and restoration to the veneer on the top.  But it would make for a very appropriate casing of these two guns.  Price $9,750.  SOLD!!