I am searching for this specific Engraved Colt Dragoon Revolver #13625. I once had possession of this gun and would like to own it once again to complete a collection of engraved Colt Percussion Revolvers stocked exclusively in original ivory grips. I have an example of every Colt Percussion model with ivory grips with the exception of a Dragoon, and this is probably the only one with original ivories I've seen for sale in 10 years.
The grips do not appear to fit well but I believe them to be original, and they are acceptable to me. Colt Dragoon serial number 13625 was sold at Rock Island Auction on May 2nd, 2014. It's most distinctive feature other than the ivories and being engraved, is the presence of a lanyard ring in the butt, as seen in the photos. That would normally be a distraction for most, but I look at that feature as an indication that the gun was carried and used, and I have a great holster for it. I need help from my fellow collectors out there to find this gun. I am also keenly after any examples of good condition engraved Dragoons.
If you or a friend know who bought it, have seen something similar in one of your friends collection or if you bought it yourself, please contact me.
I would pay a handsome price to complete my collection of Ivoried Colts.