FALL 2021 PREMIER FIREARMS & MILITARIA AUCTION
ADDITIONAL DAY ADDED:
AUCTION DATES: November 5, 6, 7, & 8, 2021
PREVIEW: November 3 & 4: 9 am - 5 pm; Opening at 8 AM Days of Auction, Early Preview Available By Appointment
NEWLY DISCOVERED GRISWOLD BRASS FRAME CONFEDERATE REVOLVER, POSSIBLE EARLY BATTLEFIELD RECOVERY FROM SAYLOR’S CREEK.
Cal. 36. S# 2041. Bbl. 7 1/2”. This is the most recent example of the iconic brass framed Confederate Griswold revolver found. The S# is new to the database & was found in an estate sale partially painted gold in Farmville, VA for $400.00 by consignor. Revolver is all original & authentic & matching. The same estate had a pair of Colt 1860 Army revolvers that consignor is retaining. Consignor believes revolvers were retained souvenirs from the last major battle of Civil War, Saylor’s Creek. Indeed, Farmville is nearest town to last major fight of Lee’s Army just outside Appomattox.
Samuel Griswold made about half of all approximate 7500 Confederate pistols made in the South at this converted cotton gin factory in Griswoldville, GA. This is standard 2nd model configuration w/ half octagonal barrel housing and 7.5″ rnd bbl. Serial number “2041” is found stamped on the right side of frame, cylinder, & barrel housing. Secondary number “1” is found on loading arm, wedge, hammer & triggerguard. Cryptic “A” is observed: back of cylinder, frame, trigger guard, & backstrap. Matching assembly “IIII” is cut into the trigger guard, backstrap & frame.
Original wood grips have no discernable serial number. This pistol is a fine survivor, original in every regard.