Used Virginian Dragoon Value?


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coldshot03/04
August 20, 2003, 09:35 PM
Whats the value of a used Interarms Virginian Dragoon 44 mag?
It looks to be in good shape, but it does have tool marks on it. $200?

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Gordon
August 20, 2003, 10:51 PM
These are good guns: $200 is cheap IMHO.

QuarterBoreGunner
August 20, 2003, 10:58 PM
I have a .44 Magnum stainless steel 7.5" barrel Dragoon and love it; it's great big hunk o' steel and shoots like a dream. I paid $175 second hand but unfired about five years ago, and it was a steal back then. $200 sounds about right.

Hal
August 21, 2003, 08:09 AM
$200 is a decent price.


I paid a little more than that for my Dragoon new, back in the late 70's.

Awesome strength.

They can and will take loads that make a Ruger wince. IIRC, the current breed of Hyper-bore (.475 and up) used Dragoons as a base gun because of their size and strength.

xiuximu
November 28, 2010, 09:05 PM
I have a virginian dragoon 357 mag with 12" barrell and it has not been used for a while.
It is in very good condition and shoots very well.
I have the original box and instruction manual. I would like to trade it for a ruger black hawk 357 mag with any barrell.

waidmann
November 28, 2010, 11:46 PM
When all else fails check out the auction sites for actual bids and selling prices. Forget the reserves and high starts.

My SS 7.5" is worth more than $300 to me. I hear the Hammerelli made early guns bring a bit more(?).

Maia007
November 29, 2010, 12:20 AM
I bought a blued one (.44 mag) for $200 a couple years ago from an individual. Since then I have seen them as high as $350 or so in the shops.

Clifford
November 29, 2010, 12:27 AM
Seven year old zombie thread alert!!!

Confederate
November 29, 2010, 01:51 AM
You didn't say whether your gun is stainless steel, but if it is, you should be able to get more than $200. I had one years ago and it was horrible. First, the hammer shattered like glass after just a few shots. Then, after failing to achive any groupings on a target, I found out that the chambers were sort of drilled straight through with nothing to neck down the bullets. In fact, you could drop unseated 185gr JHP bullets into the chambers and they'd just drop through!

So I wasn't impressed with the gun. They might be fun to collect, because they were gorgeous guns; but I wouldn't shoot ammo through them unless I spec'ed out the barrel and chambers first. They can also go off if dropped (unless their internal locks are engaged).

rogertc1
November 29, 2010, 06:42 AM
go to gunbroker.com and check prices.

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=202770109

daviscl
November 30, 2010, 10:20 AM
Does anyone know what the markings on the bottom of the pistol grip which says (Don't Tread on Me with a snake following) mean.

daviscl
November 30, 2010, 10:21 AM
I forgot to say it was a Virginia Dragoon 44 mag.

Old 112
November 30, 2010, 04:49 PM
davicsl,

This was one of the flags used in the Revolutionary
War. I believe it was flown by one the New England
colonial militias.
I think the snake was to represent liberty, and our
determination to fight for our liberties.

We were fighting the British Empire and King George III.

Today, we are still standing for freedom and liberty
against it's enemies in our own country.

It is an appropriate flag to fly today.

Regards,
Old 112

Souris
December 1, 2010, 10:02 AM
The "Don't Tread on Me" is also known as the Gadsden flag and a quick Google will reveal more about it.

The Virginian Dragoons that were made in the States (vs the Hammerelli guns) Had different engravings on the butt of the pistol.
Here is a link to a PDF on the Dragoon.
http://singleactions.com/VADragoons.pdf

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