My wonderful bride bought me this Uberti 3rd Model Dragoon last Christmas, our first as a married couple. I soon after sent it to our own Hoof Hearted for a Kirst gated .45Colt conversion, some tuning and a dovetail front sight. I've had it back for a while but the front sight was so tall, I really couldn't see taking any pics with the ungainly front sight. I've finally been able to get it close to regulated and snapped some pics. It shoots well with a Hunters Supply 200gr RNFP/HP. Not quite as well with a 255gr SWC. Still need to finalize the POI and round off all the corners but it's at least a little more photogenic now. Probably get it fitted with some elk antler too. Need to get started on a holster for it. Hunting season is almost here! Yes, I'm gonna tote this big sucker.
The front sight will be a lot better looking when I get through with it. I'll round off the front of the blade, as well as both sides of the base.
October 5, 2012, 02:09 AM
Thought I'd add some pics of the holster I just finished for the Dragoon.
Posted on another forum:
"Before this, I've made a ball bag, a cigar pouch and a knife sheath. All out of chrome tanned stuff from the craft store, before I knew any better and with a bare minimum of tools. About a year ago I finally decided to get serious and got most the tools I needed, plus a couple hides. I fiddle-farted around for the last several months and have just now finished my first project out of hand-dyed, 8-9oz vegetable tanned leather. A Slim Jim for a Uberti 3rd Model Dragoon. A big thanks to Chuck Burrows for his excellent video. Thanks to Rob Leahy for sharing his recipe for the color. I think it turned out fairly well. It actually looks quite rustic which is entirely by accident. Haven't decided if that's good or bad yet. It's a crossdraw that rides a little higher than normal. Decorated with antique nickel spots, made my own pattern and mixed my own dye. Finished with gum trag and bag kote."