Model: 1848 Dragoon - Whitneyville Model
Caliber: .44 Caliber Black Powder
Capacity: 6-Shot, Engraved
Barrel Length: 7.5" Round
Overall Length: 13.4"
Twist: 1:18" LH
Material: Case Hardened Frame, Steel Back Strap, Brass Trigger Guard
Finish: Polished Blued
Weight: 4.1 lbs
Grip: Oil Finished Walnut
In 1959, Aldo Uberti began making replicas of Civil War-era cap and ball revolvers. He founded A. Uberti S.R.L. in the village of Gardone Val Trompia in the Italian Alps. Over the years, as his craftsmen gained experience, the company increased production by including more and more of the Old West firearms. Uberti firearms are exacting replicas, down to the finest detail. Many are improvements over the originals, with the advancement of materials and the use of modern machinery. Today, A. Uberti produces black powder revolvers, cartridge revolvers and cartridge rifles. The firearms set the standard by which Cowboy Action Shooting competitors and big game hunters judge other vintage firearms.
Dragoon revolvers evolved as improvements on the Colt Walker. Eli Whitney manufactured the first run of 1848 Dragoons for Samuel Colt. The Dragoon revolvers weighed less and had shorter cylinders and improved loading levers. The gunmakers continued to make small improvements that set each Dragoon model apart.