This is one of the best Dragoons that I or anyone else, be it dealer or auction house, has offered in the past 5 years. The pictures speak for themselves. It retains about 70% original blue on the barrel (mostly on the side lugs and barrel bottom) blending with untouched patina. The cylinder retains a nearly perfect, deeply rolled cylinder scene. The balance of both the barrel and cylinder is a mixture of plumbing blue and light brown patina. The lever and hammer show smokey case-colors and the frame shows 95% bright colorful case-hardening on both sides. The grips have all their varnish with minor handling marks. This is a great Dragoon.