Griswold & Gunnison First Model Revolver,
.36 caliber, 7-1/2" round barrel,
percussion, brass frame, antique patina,
period markings by S. Krolick
Part Number: AAR-541
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This percussion revolver was altered from an Aldo Uberti & Company 1851 Navy revolver and has been, reworked, refinished, and remarked for a period appearance by contemporary builder Steve Krolick. This Navy Revolver is known as the Griswold & Gunnison First Model or the round top model. Note the round top at the rear of the barrel assembly where it steps to the full round barrel. They would also be the lower three digit serial numbers. The "navy" term refers to a .36 caliber.

In addition to reshaping the revolver an aging to a well used patina. The rear of the barrel assembly, cylinder, triggerguard, frame, loading lever, and grip frame are marked with serial number 256. A backwards letter "B" is stamped on the bottom of the barrel behind the loading lever latch. The wedge key has been reshaped to match the antique design. If you examine the cylinder closely you will note that the cylinder has a twist stripe, a feature found on antique Southern revolvers from twisting the steel to tighten the grain of the iron. The cylinder has been reamed to accept a .376" conical bullet from a LEE brand conical revolver mold. Mr. Krolick recommends 15 grains of 3Fg black powder for best accuracy. A correct pin type front sight is mounted near the muzzle, and Mr. Krolick noted that the sight is slightly elevated for use in competition shooting. A notch in the hammer, serves as a rear sight to maximize the sight radius.

The grips have been thinned to the much slimmer profile found on Southern percussion revolvers. They have also been aged with minor marks and edge wear to match the patina finish on the metal. The brass furniture was never highly polished and this revolver has a hand filed appearance with cooling lines, which you find on the surviving antique pistols.

Despite your best efforts, this revolver will need to be cleaned after 12 or 18 shots. Remove the wedge, barrel, and cylinder. Wipe the face of the cylinder, and wipe the cylinder pin. If you continue to load and fire a badly fouled revolver, the effort needed to cock and fire the gun will become greater, causing the small internal hand, spring, and cylinder latch to become worn and slightly damaged. Continued use will cause the cylinder and latch to become out-of-time. Simple cleaning and maintenance will prevent revolver problems!

A very true replica Confederate revolver that would have been in service during the American Civil War. Order it for a ten day visual inspection. You will be delighted. Else if it does not fit you, return it in unfired condition for same-day refund. Postage is your only risk, when you order any one-of-a-kind gun from Track, whether new, used, or antique.

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