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STOCKED, ENGRAVED,3rd MODEL, S&W RUSSIAN .44 REVOLVER by: ORBEA HERMANOS, EIBER SPAIN...SEE PAGE 1, S&W BUTTON, FOR FULL DETAILS , PHOTO'S AND DESCRIPTION

Ch. CHARLIER, Bréveté, .44 DRAGOON REVOLVER...Manufactured in Liege, Belgium, @ 1850

This is a massive revolver in size and weight, and so it should be, as it is a licensed copy of the Colt 2nd Model .44 Dragoon. It is of the highest quality of manufacture, and very scarce , as most were made in a .36 caliber pattern. This Charlier Dragoon is Serial No.4, rumored to be one of only six manufactured. It has a 7-1/2  inch octagonal  barrel, and is six shots. It even has the decorative trigger guard reminiscent of a square back Colt.  The factory markings are very clear: Ch Charlier, Brévéte on the bottom of the barrel, and Belgium proofs of ELG on cylinder rear, and Crown over D on the frame. The revolver is nicely finished in engraving, with panel scenes. On both sides of the revolver, behind recoil shield,  there is an oval with a Hunting Dog in the Oval. Plus mach floral engraving on the body of the revolver. The original finish was typical, "In the White" bright polish. Today, the finish is varying degrees of gray, and UNTOUCHED, never polished etc.. The surface shows handling marks, and some VERY light age roughness. The Dragoon has finely checkered Walnut grips, displaying only normal hand wear, and no damage. They have a fine antique luster and patina. Mechanically, it is 100%, crisp action and functions correctly on ALL working actions. This Dragoon was obviously made for European sales, but probably more for export to the enormous American market, considering the rumblings of the Civil War were in the making. This is a very impressive revolver in size, weight and quality. It is a very rare limited production in .44 caliber, and an attractive finish of engraving and panel scenes. If you like Dragoon revolvers, this is a must for your collection, a licensed copy of a Colt.

PRICE $2,850

 

 

A stylized "Square Back" Trigger Guard, and you can see Oval Panel behind recoil shield, with Hunting Dog in Oval.

 

 

APRIL 30, 2018

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