This gun box is a reproduction of a Colt Dragoon case Powder flask,
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 15 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 colour of the cloth is also a match of the original colour
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.
And partitioned for the following:
And the gun in the same manner as the original.
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 an inch.
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 cases.
Accessories & pistol not included. We normally have these cases
in stock. If not the Bespoke Handmade build time is approx 4-6 weeks.
Please call or email us if you require further details.