This gun case is a reproduction of a Colt Dragoon case
that was manufactured by Colt contract suppliers in the
1840's and 50's.
The dimensions of the case, the mahogany wood, and
the oil finish, are all copied from original cases we have
researched over the past 3 years. We have also duplicated
the lock, hinges and lock plate, and even the style of inletting
(We left out the scribe marks at the hinges, but can add them
if you desire an exact copy).
The color of the cloth is also a match of the original color used
by Colt in 42% of the cases manufactured. You will also see the
reproduction of the instruction label that Colt placed on the lids
of its cases.
The overall construction of the case is better than the originals,
with a pine veneered plywood bottom instead of the cheap pine
scrap used in the 1850's that was glued with gaps up to 1/8th of
Most of the guns shipped in the 1850's went to the military without
the nice cases, and they were kept in double saddle holsters. Only
the civilian shipments got the cases and they were an option at
extra cost. Dragoon cases are a lot rarer than the Navy and Army
Note: Pistol & Accessories are shown for display purposes only. We normally have these cases in stock.
If not the Bespoke Handmade Build time is approx 4-6 week.
Please call or email us if you require for further details.
Note: We take advance payment on All bespoke Handmade to order cases.