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magnumv 06-09-2008 12:13 AM

a gun that doesnt exist
 
i recently purchased a 1974 .357 magnum dragoon made by interarms the problem i have is the dragoon guns didnt come out until 1977 and there is nowhere on the web that has any info on my revolver can eny one help me

c3shooter 06-09-2008 12:52 AM

well..... there was the Virginian Dragoon, and then there was the Virginian SA. Similar to a Colt Single Action Army, actually made by Hammerli (I think) and imported by Interarms from 1973-1976. Got a "base pin safety system" aka "swissafe". Think the Dragoon was made by Helwan.

live2offroad 06-09-2008 01:39 AM

also a picture would be extremely helpful..

-Peter

Bob Wright 06-09-2008 03:05 PM

For the full story on Interarms, go to:

www.singleactions.com/VADragoons.pdf

This is a very detailed story by Lee Martin, probably one of the most knowledgeable, if not the most, men on the subject of these single actions.

Bob Wright

Catfish 06-10-2008 12:27 AM

I rember looking at one back in the mid 70`s. It was a couple of bucks higher in price than the Ruger Super Blackhawk. I ask the dealer and he said it was a better gun in his oppenion. I told him I though I would still keep my 3 screw to which he replied he would trade me a new one for my used 3 screw. I`ve still got that old 3 screw and it`s put several deer in the freezer in the 42 years I`ve owned it. :rolleyes: MAN, I must be getting old. :eek:

Bob Wright 06-10-2008 02:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Catfish (Post 27338)
I rember looking at one back in the mid 70`s. It was a couple of bucks higher in price than the Ruger Super Blackhawk. I ask the dealer and he said it was a better gun in his oppenion. I told him I though I would still keep my 3 screw to which he replied he would trade me a new one for my used 3 screw. I`ve still got that old 3 screw and it`s put several deer in the freezer in the 42 years I`ve owned it. :rolleyes: MAN, I must be getting old. :eek:

Like you, I examined one about the time of their introduction. Compared to my Ruger Super Blackhawk, the gun seemed "coarse", for lack of a better term, not as sleek looking as the Ruger. But what turned me off was the trigger pull and "mushy" hammer fall. I've shot a few since then, still glad I stuck with my Rugers.

Bob Wright


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