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    Very Nice Griswold & Gunnison .36 Caliber Percussion Confederate Revolver, #2988, Probably Manufactured June 1864. Serial numbered on the side of the barrel lug, cylinder and frame with secondary number 18 on trigger guard, loading lever and bottom of the grip. Cryptic mark 11 on the back of the frame and trigger guard strap under the grip. Metal generally smooth and gray with just some very light scattered pitting on the barrel lug , hammer and face of cylinder. Mechanically fine excellent bore. The cylinder pin has been broken and shimmed, apparently during the period of use and the gun indexes perfectly. Obvious twist/fault lines in the cylinder. All brass with nice dark untouched patina, numbers all deep and crisp. Grips excellent with nice dark smooth patina. About 3700 of these well made revolvers were produced from July 1862 to November 1864 when the factory in Griswoldville, Ga. was totally destroyed by Federal forces. A very nice, honest Confederate handgun.



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    November, 2008
    20th-21st Thursday-Friday
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