Cimarron 2nd Model Dragoon Percussion Revolver .44 Cal 7.5" Barrel Case Hardened Brass T/G-B/S Walnut Grip Standard Blue Finish CA081
- Caliber: .44
- Barrel Length: 7.5 inches
- Style: 2nd Model Dragoon
- Frame: Case Hardened Brass T/G - B/S
- Finish: Standard Blue
- Grip: 1 Piece Walnut
- Single Action
- Fixed Sights
- 6-round Capacity
- Weight: 4.06 lbs
The 2nd Model Dragoon represents another step toward creating the perfect cavalry pistol. Externally distinguishable from the 1st Model by its rectangular cylinder stop notches with bullet-shaped guide grooves, six locking pins at the breech, and the 2nd's grip is not as flared at the bottom as the earlier Colts. Internally, it employed the improved flat main spring with a roller bearing added to the hammer where it engages the spring. It maintains the same 7 1/2-inch, part octagon/part round barrel with the German silver blade front sight and the rear sight cut into the hammer lip.
Issued to the U.S. Dragoons, the 2nd Model was also one of California bandit Tiburcio Vasquez' favorite sidearms, as well as seeing use by the Texas Rangers, the California Rangers and colorful outlaw, Joaquin Murietta's gang during the tumultuous days of the California Gold Rush.
Only 2,700 2nd Models were produced between 1850-1851. Cimarron's clone brings this scarce 6-shot, .44 caliber "revolving horse pistol" to today's shooters in exact detail, from the blued barrel and roll engraved cylinder with the "Ranger and Indian" scene, the color case-hardened frame, lever and hammer, brass back strap and trigger guard and one-piece oiled walnut grip. With originals fetching five and six-figure prices, Cimarron's 2nd Model Dragoon brings the flavor of the 1850s to your shooting game at an affordable price.
All Cimarron percussion revolvers come with authentic finishes. With Cimarron's Original® finish the replica can not be distinguished from the 150 year old original without close examination.