Colt Third Model Dragoon Percussion Revolver, ca. 1853 Made by Samuel Colt (1814–1862, inventor and manufacturer), I own a Dragoon and it still fires nicely. It is original. It doesn't have any decorative engraving. I put a dozen or so rounds through it once a year just to keep it "healthy". WFH. Decorated by Gustave Young (1827–1895, engraver) American (Hartford, Conn.) Steel, brass, gold, walnut.