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Offline ShotgunDave

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Re: New Dragoon coming, I think
« Reply #45 on: September 20, 2020, 01:06:32 PM »
Navy pistols with Army grips.



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Re: New Dragoon coming, I think
« Reply #46 on: September 20, 2020, 04:40:16 PM »
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Re: New Dragoon coming, I think
« Reply #47 on: September 21, 2020, 08:28:10 PM »
Nice looking revolver you got there , glad it all worked out . I like my Colt Walker repro but my Uberti Dragoon 1st model just feels better to shoot . They got enough weight which helps me hold on target  and better balance also .

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Re: New Dragoon coming, I think
« Reply #48 on: September 23, 2020, 10:03:32 AM »
Navy pistols with Army grips.



Best of both worlds.

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Re: New Dragoon coming, I think
« Reply #49 on: September 23, 2020, 10:18:59 AM »
Thanks Richard!

At one time, I swapped all my Navy grips out for the Army type. My hand is just a bit big for the Navy grip. Now the only Navy grips I have are on the two Dance pistols I made. I want to keep those two correct looking. At this time, I don't own a Navy, so it's Army grips all the way for me. Except for the Dragoons of course.
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Re: New Dragoon coming, I think
« Reply #50 on: October 08, 2020, 05:32:45 PM »
Why would .45 LC make the Dragoon shoot high ? Is this the case with all of the conversion pistols ?

Hi, the internal parts of the dragoon have been polished, the brass polished, and the short arbor fixed with an 8-32 set screw. The hammer rear sight was widened and deepened to provide a better sight picture. It took some effort to remove the nipples from the BP cylinder. Kroil finally did the trick to remove them. I'm waiting for the conversion cylinder before setting the correct arbor length. This is one handsome BP revolver. I suspect that the dragoon will shoot high with .45 Colt and may need to install a taller dovetail sight. If a revolver doesn't shoot poi=poa it handicaps the shooter.

I don't expect this dragoon revolver to become simply a safe queen, it will be shot and shot often.

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Re: New Dragoon coming, I think
« Reply #51 on: October 08, 2020, 06:22:48 PM »
All the Colts were designed to "shoot high" (zero @ 75 yards) so normal shooting at 25 will group high. Richard installs taller sights on all his pistols to zero POA at 25 yards...normal revolver shooting range.
This process began with the Walkers and Dragoons, designed to take down a man or horse at 75 yards. Can't say if the Patersons were sighted the same way as I never owned or shot one!
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