Quite simply one of the best martially-marked 4-screw Colt Dragoons ever discovered. This is a museum quality gun that should be in the finest of collections. This gun shows 65 - 75% soft, military style blue that shows aging and toning with much of it still quite dense. The metal of the entire barrel is excellent showing extremely crisp inspector marks. The two-leaf rear site shows almost all of its blue. The barrel address is like new as is the matching wedge which retains almost all of its original finish. Even the screws for the barrel and lever assembly are excellent with most all of their finish. In fact, all of the screws are in excellent condition. The bore and chambers retain most of their original blue offering evidence that this gun was seldom, if ever fired! The cylinder, with excellent scene and rare, "U.S. Dragoons" motif retains 60 - 70% aged blue and all 6 safety pins are still standing. The case-hardened parts show much vivid colors, hammer - 50%, lever - 75% and the frame 90%+. The frame is fantastic. The grips are near mint showing near perfect cartouches. This is one of the finest martial 4-screw Dragoons in the world and most certainly ranks in the top hand-full known to exist.