CONFEDERATE 2ND MODEL GRISWOLD REVOLVER, EX-BILL

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GARY COLLECTION. Cal. 36. S# 3139. Bill Gary’s accompanying inventory card reads “Everything original excellent condition”. This is a very attractive published example w/ long collection history and provenance. Classic Confederate brass framed Colt made by Sam Griswold in his converted cotton gin factory at Griswoldville, Georgia. Griswold was largest manufacturer of revolvers in the Confederacy. Only about 7500 revolvers were made by the Southern manufacturers & Griswold production accounted for almost half. His classic brass framed navies utilizing twisted iron instead of steel and are the most popular of Confederate revolvers. Of the approximate 350 survivors, a very small percentage are all original. Griswold revolvers in addition to serial numbers have secondary numbers (61), cryptic markings (backwards J) & Roman numerals (XXXIII) found on specific parts. These marks are found on specific locations internally, & secondary numbers also found externally on wedge and loading arm. This revolver has matching markings on every part where it should be found. If you are waiting for that perfect Griswold, this is your opportunity. CONDITION: good to very good overall (Fine for Confederate), appears all original w/ exception of replaced butt strap screw. Iron has overall gray patina & the twist lines from manufacturer are clear. Brass has a light to medium mustard patina. Cyl. shows much less wear than most CS revolvers and still has 5 of 6 functional safety pins & original lathe finishing marks when manufactured. Grips have hand worn patina; secondary number 61 stamped in backstrap channel in larger font not seen on another example. Mechanically fine, though hair trigger at full cock, good rifled bore. PROVENANCE: Theodore Dexter, about 1935; Jackson Arms Catalog #12, (November, 1955); Romaine Fielding, Los Angeles, CA, 1957; Marvin Hoffman, Museum of Historical Arms, Miami, FL, March, 1981; Bill Gary collection ~1990; Pictured page 288, “COLT BREVETE REVOLVERS” 2011, by Marcot/Paxton 2011; Auction of Gary estate June, 2014; Collection of historical author. (01-20007/JS). ANTIQUE. $25,000-30,000.

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CONFEDERATE 2ND MODEL GRISWOLD REVOLVER, EX-BILL
CONFEDERATE 2ND MODEL GRISWOLD REVOLVER, EX-BILL
Lot number: 3001
Seller: Poulin Antiques & Auctions, Inc
Event: SESSION 3 - FABULOUS FIREARMS & MILITARIA AUCTION!
Ends: Sunday, November 7 | 10:00 AM  Eastern

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