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    Overall as nice an example as we've ever cataloged with excellent provenance and exceptional condition.

    Really Exceptional Confederate Griswold & Gunnison .36 Caliber Percussion Revolver, #262 Matching. Listed as a known specimen in Albaugh's landmark book Confederate Handguns. All metal smooth and clean with just a couple of very minor patches of salt and peppering. Numbered on the barrel lug, frame and cylinder with Roman numerals XXIII on the grip strap and cryptic L on the underside of the barrel by the lever catch. Twist/fault lines clearly evident on the cylinder. As tight and crisp as any specimen we've examined, excellent bore. Brass frame and straps excellent with light patina and typical scattered minor casting/finishing flaws. Grip also excellent with nice rich patina. The configuration of a low serial number with an octagonal barrel housing has been noted in a handful of other Griswolds, and this anomaly has been addressed in detail by Gary in both Gun Report article and in his book. These guns probably represent the rarest of all the Griswold and Gunnison variants with this being possibly the finest specimen known.

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    November, 2008
    20th-21st Thursday-Friday
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