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Navy Models / Re: pretty picture
« Last post by ShotgunDave on June 12, 2021, 01:46:37 PM »
Great picture Ken. Nice job on the case.
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Whitneyville / Re: ASM Dragoons - General
« Last post by ShotgunDave on June 12, 2021, 01:45:43 PM »
Until recently, I had two 3rd Model Dragoons. Both are ASM manufacture. The dates on them are 1972 and 1977. I sold the 1972 model a few weeks ago, and it had the "S" type latch on it. The one I have remaining is the 4th screw model, cut for shoulder stock and has the 3 leaf folding rear sight on it. It also has the flat navy style latch. That gun is at Goon's getting the full work-over right now. Hope to have it back in a week or two.
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Whitneyville / ASM Dragoons - General
« Last post by Long Johns Wolf on June 11, 2021, 12:26:59 AM »
Recently I looked somewhat deeper into these Dragoons of the Italian maker.
From What I found out they produced replicas of the
#Colt 1848 Whitneyville Hartford Dragoon
#Colt 1848 1st Model Dragoon
#Colt 1848 2nd Model Dragoon
#Colt 1848 3rd Model Dragoon 3-screw frame
# Colt 1848 3rd Model Dragoon 4-screw frame with notches in the recoil shields to attach a shoulder stock
# Fantasy Colt 1848 3rd Model Dragoon 18" barrel, 4-screw frame with notches in the reoil shields to attach a shoulder stock, adjustable sights
# Colt 1848 Baby Dragoon with and without loading lever
All the Dragoon holster pistols I could inspect over here in Europe were from the period 1970s/1980s/1990s: All these models had the "flat" Navy type horizontal loading lever latch. Most were 2nd and 3rd Models.
Only recently I discovered that the Whitneyville, 1st, 2nd and 3rd Models could be had with the S-shaped vertical latch as well.
I have a few questions for the initiates here: When did ASM start making the Dragoons? If memory serves I saw pictures of US ads from as early as 1961 but where they the Dragoons actually available?
Did ASM produce and market the models with the two different types of latch parallel to each other, or did they stop fitting the S-type at one point in time  (if yes when) and fit the Navy type only (to cut cost)?
Any thoughts?
Thanks and regards
Long Johns Wolf (confused)
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Navy Models / Re: pretty picture
« Last post by kendudley on June 10, 2021, 07:08:07 AM »
and more......
1970 Colt reissues. 
  I made the case to duplicate an original
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Navy Models / Re: pretty picture
« Last post by Fingers McGee on June 09, 2021, 06:29:52 PM »
What they said   ; :)
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Navy Models / Re: pretty picture
« Last post by ShotgunDave on June 09, 2021, 11:11:57 AM »
Impressive indeed.
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Navy Models / Re: pretty picture
« Last post by Long Johns Wolf on June 09, 2021, 08:00:13 AM »
Impressive, Ken, thanks for sharing.
Long Johns Wolf
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Navy Models / pretty picture
« Last post by kendudley on June 09, 2021, 06:02:58 AM »
I'm new but have been collecting for years...here are a few....enjoy...Ken
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Leech & Rigdon / High Standard made Leech & Rigdon
« Last post by Long Johns Wolf on June 06, 2021, 04:26:29 AM »
I seem to recall that HS produced the Griswold & Gunnison, Schneider & Glassick and the Leech & Rigdon in .36 cal. during the 1970s.
The G&G and the S&G had brass frames, the one of the L&R was nickel plated.
Regarding this L&R version can any of you initiates please tell me if these frames were actually steel or also brass like the other two CS revolvers?
Thanks,
Long Johns Wolf
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Introductions / Re: another new guy
« Last post by KM4JZJ on June 03, 2021, 02:05:47 AM »
Waving a hand from western Kentucky.
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