Model: Virginian Dragoon
Serial Number: S 2130
Year of Manufacture: Late 1970s to Early 1980s
Caliber: .44 Special / .44 Remington Magnum
Action Type: Single Action Revolver with Side Gate Loading Cylinder
Markings: The left side of the frame is marked “Pat. No 3,803,741 / Date Apr. 16, 1974”. The left side of the barrel is marked “Virginian Dragoon Cal. 44 Magnum”. The top of the barrel is marked “Interarms Alexandria, Virginia, U.S.A.”. The bottom of the frame is marked “S / 2130”. The bottom of the grip frame is marked “*Sic Semper Tyrannnus*”. The front face of the cylinder is marked “4”, “S” and “4”.
Barrel Length: 7 ½”
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a serrated ramp with a red dot at the top. The rear sight is a flat topped square notched sight adjustable for windage and elevation.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are medium brown smooth walnut with brass escutcheons around the grip screw. The grips show light handling marks plus compression marks near the bottom of the right grip and small chips along the bottom edges of both grips. The grips rate in about Very Good to Fine overall condition.
Type of Finish: Stainless Steel
Finish Originality: All Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright with sharp rifling. There is no erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This revolver retains about 85% of its metal finish. The barrel, frame and grip frame all show small marks and scratches. In addition, the trigger guard has wear marks as does the bottom of the grip frame. The cylinder shows handling marks, a very light drag line with wear marks in the grooves and bolt slots. The screw heads are sharp and the markings are clear. Overall, this handgun rates in about Very Good condition.
Mechanics: The action function correctly. The cylinder lockup is tight, with very little play. The trigger pull is a little stiff, with a small amount of creep. We did not fire this revolver.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None
Our Assessment: This revolver appears to be very close clone of Ruger Old Model Super Blackhawks that has to have its hammer at the half-cock position in order for the cylinder to spin freely. This revolver has a two position cylinder pin that functions as a safety to block the hammer when it is pushed in to its 2nd position. For more on this USA manufactured revolver, please see: “http://www.singleactions.com/VADragoons.pdf”. The stainless finish on this revolver is easy to maintain and its tight action signifies quality and good accuracy. It should be great for hunting everything from small game up to deer and also useful for Cowboy Action long range pistol side-matches like they have at Winter Range (although you might want to lighten the trigger pull a little).
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This single action revolver can be sold in California and transferred to a California resident as a private party transaction (PPT) at our shop in Simi Valley. All cartridge firing handguns (even C&R's and antiques) sold to a California resident must be DROS'd. This does not apply to out of state buyers.
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