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Arvirar Dragoon Revolver
Colt Dragoon Mod 1848
Basic Information
Type Service Revolver
Place of Origin Arviragus
Service History
In Service 1846-1896
Used by Arviragus,Fanaglia
Wars Fanaglian Great Coup

Dehui Insurrection

War for Voerdish Sovereignty

Production History
Designer Winslow Kensington
Designed 1844-1846
Manufacturer Arvirar Royal Armory

Fanaglian Royal Armory

Number Built Approx. 79,000
Variants Mk1

Mk2

Specifications
Weight 1928 g
Length 375 mm
Barrel Length 190 mm
Cartridge .44 ball, revolver
Action Single-Action Revolver
Rate of Fire Unknown
Muzzle Velocity 259-335 m/s, depending on powder/projectile
Effective Range Unknown
Feed System Six-round cylinder
The Arvirar Percussion Dragoon Revolver is a .44 caliber revolver designed by Winslow Kensington for the Arvirar Royal Mounted Rifles, also known as "Dragoons". This revolver was designed as a solution to numerous problems encountered with the Kensington Model 9 Revolver.

Though made obsolete by the much-more-advanced Tagan Thunderhorse .45 in 1881, many civilians and some military personnel still preferred the older, heavier Dragoon for its greater reliability over the complicated mechanisms of the Thunderhorse. A popular adage amongst Dragoon fans was "If it doesn't work, you can always hit him with it."

VariantsEdit

There were two primary variants of the Dragoon, the Mk1 and the Mk2.

The Mk1 Dragoon Revolver has oval-shaped cylinder notches, a V-type mainspring, no wheel on the rear of the hammer, no pins between the nipples on the cylinder and a squareback triggerguard. The Arvirar Royal Armory produced about 7,000 first models between 1846 and 1848.

The Mk2 was released after the Unification by the new Fanaglian Royal Armory and has rectangular cylinder notches. For the first 10,000 guns, a V-shaped mainspring was standard and then replaced with a flat leaf mainspring and a wheel on the hammer at its bearing on the mainspring. All the Second Model Dragoons have the round triggerguard. Some of the Mk 2 Dragoon Revolvers had frame cuts for detachable shoulder stocks, horizontal loading lever latches and folding leaf sights.

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