170. Confederate Griswold and Gunnison Percussion Revolver

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serial #1505, .36 cal., 7 1/2'' round barrel with a very good bore that shows deep gain twist rifling with some scattered pitting. This rare revolver features the more desirable rounded top barrel lug profile. The gun shows matching serial number ''1505'' on barrel, frame and outer periphery of cylinder. The gun shows matching assembly number ''35'' on left side of triggerguard beneath grip, right side of backstrap beneath grip, on wedge, left side of hammer, loading lever and in pencil on inside of grip in backstrap channel. A roman numeral ''X'' appears on the bottom of the frame beneath triggerguard, left side of triggerguard and on the right side of the backstrap. Also appearing is the initial ''D'' on the bottom of the barrel, right side of backstrap and on the back of the frame. The barrel, loading lever and cylinder show a pleasing gray brown patina with a little patchy light pitting and with some impact marks particularly on the right side of lug at wedge. The wedge has been polished on its outer edge along with the heads of some of the screws and they now appear bright. The frame looks to have been lightly cleaned long ago and has reacquired a light patina. The one-piece walnut grip rates very good as lightly refinished long ago and with the strap being slightly proud. This is a very solid example of these rare Confederate made revolvers. (18737-96) {ANTIQUE} [Dr. Louis C. March, Jr. Collection] (20,000/30,000) Sold For 18400.00

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