Well, after rereading all the reply's here several times to understand and research what I didn't, including pulling up several photos of Dragoon bolts I figured I might as well try to salvage the original one on this hand cannon. By the grace of God and luck I guess, I got the timing pretty tight. Bolt don't drag anymore either.......Locks up slick as a whistle where it should.
Now it is out to the range in a few days to shoot this monster for the first time in 35 years...........I still have some Lee 220 and 200 grain conical's I poured way back then as well, so I'll use them up.
I'll take both my Rebel guns, the Griswold and this Dragoon. Should be some fun. (history: 'Texas Arms' in Richardson Texas secured a 1500 gun contract for Dragoons (2nd model, don't ask me why) from the Confederacy late in the war. They built around 300 before the war was over).
Many thanks to all the advice.......some times modern contraptions such as this computer are pretty handy finding help.