2nd Model Dragoon .44, 7 1/2"
6-shot, .44 caliber. 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. Improved flat main spring with a roller bearing added to the hammer where it engages the spring. Maintains the same 7.5" part-octagon/part-round barrel with the German silver blade front sight and the rear sight cut into the hammer lip. Blued barrel and roll engraved cylinder with the "Ranger and Indian" scene, the color casehardened frame, lever and hammer, brass backstrap and triggerguard and one-piece oiled walnut grip. Originals fetch five and six-figure prices. Model No. CA081 with standard blue, charcoal blue (+$70), and original finish ($100).