In extremely fine condition for a 3rd model, as most saw heavy use during the Civil War. This big Colt retains 70% military blue on the barrel and traces on the cylinder. The cylinder scene is excellent, with a vivid " U. S. Dragoons " motif. The frame, hammer and lever show a little bit more than 50% case colors, a rarity on any Dragoon. The grips show some wear, with a strong "SK" cartouche on the left side, and the outline of the "WAT" on the right. All edges, action and markings are sharp, and all sub-inspection marks are crisp. Very few Martial 3rd's are found in this condition, and it would be very difficult to improve upon this example.