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1851 Griswold & Gunnison .36 7 1/2"

1851 Griswold & Gunnison
1851 Griswold & Gunnison .36 7 1/2"
SKU: PF51BRGG36712
.36 Caliber
Brass Frame
7 1/2" Barrel
TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK!
Operators of a cotton gin factory before the War, Samuel Griswold and his partner Arvin Gunnison were one of only three manufacturers that took advantage of the interest-free loans and generous contract terms the Confederate government offered to southern factories who would convert their facilities over to producing sidearms for the Confederate Army. Of the three, Griswold and Gunnison was the only company that achieved any success as gunmakers.

In 1862, the Confederacy gave them the go-ahead to produce as many pistols as they could, to supply troops that were carrying everything from Colt dragoons to antique flintlocks, but the South never caught up to the North in sheer numbers of armaments, owing to a dire shortage of raw materials.
The Griswold and Gunnison pistol was a near-exact copy of the .36 caliber percussion cap and ball 1851 Colt Navy revolver, except it had a brass frame instead of steel -- due to the scarcity of metals in the south--and its barrel was round rather than octagonal. It was a good quality weapon, but the factory was only able to produce about 3,600 pieces before it was destroyed by Sherman during his 1864 march through Georgia.

Because of the unique historic connection with the South, this Griswold and Gunnison Navy-type revolver is an excellent choice for rebel re-enactors. You'll be the envy of all the other "rebs" when you show off this handsome replica of one of the few Confederate-made revolvers by F.LLI Pietta
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Operators of a cotton gin factory before the War, Samuel Griswold and his partner Arvin Gunnison were one of only three manufacturers that took advantage of the interest-free loans and generous contract terms the Confederate government offered to southern factories who would convert their facilities over to producing sidearms for the Confederate Army. Of the three, Griswold and Gunnison was the only company that achieved any success as gunmakers.

In 1862, the Confederacy gave them the go-ahead to produce as many pistols as they could, to supply troops that were carrying everything from Colt dragoons to antique flintlocks, but the South never caught up to the North in sheer numbers of armaments, owing to a dire shortage of raw materials.

The Griswold and Gunnison pistol was a near-exact copy of the .36 caliber percussion cap and ball 1851 Colt Navy revolver, except it had a brass frame instead of steel -- due to the scarcity of metals in the south--and its barrel was round rather than octagonal. It was a good quality weapon, but the factory was only able to produce about 3,600 pieces before it was destroyed by Sherman during his 1864 march through Georgia.

Because of the unique historic connection with the South, this Griswold and Gunnison Navy-type revolver is an excellent choice for rebel re-enactors. You'll be the envy of all the other "rebs" when you show off this handsome replica of one of the few Confederate-made revolvers by F.LLI Pietta.


1851 Griswold & Gunnison
.36 Caliber
Brass Frame
7 1/2" Blued Barrel



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"Pietta Griswold"

on 11/29/2019 12:10:03 PM

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Review: I received my order less than a week from the purchase date which I thought was excellent considering these “Griswold and Gunnison” pistols were out of stock. EMF is by far the best company to do business with I’ve ever had the pleasure of purchasing from. I can’t stress that enough. There was one feature I found odd, and that is the frame. It’s the same brass frame Pietta uses for their .44 pistols. It looks odd with a .36 cylinder, but doesn’t bother me too much as I have a .44 cylinder and ba... More details

"Great Griswold &Gunnison 36"

on 7/27/2019 4:51:27 PM

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Review: When I opened the box, and took it out of the wrapper, it looked wonderful! It's form, fit, & finish, are like a beautiful piece of wood, and metal sculpture! I can't wait to shoot it!

"1851 Griswold & Gunnison .36 7 1/2"

on 5/8/2019 7:47:42 AM

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Review: I received this in a timely manner, smooth transaction, fit and finish on this revolver is very nice.

"EMF Service"

on 2/13/2019 1:41:55 PM

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Review: Everything went fine with the order and I received it in a short time. I received a call from John a few days after I placed the order and he went over how it was going to ship and the shipping cost. He was very helpful and answered any question I had. The .36 caliber Griswold seems to be a good quality firearm. I have other black powder revolvers & single shot pistols and every thing I need to shoot them in my back yard. After it was shipped I received an e-mail with the tracking informatio... More details

"Great gun - I am very pleased"

on 8/8/2018 9:40:35 AM

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Review: I received my beautiful gun and it seems to be a reasonably close copy of the Griswold originals, also shoots good. One thing, be sure to tighten the action screws when you clean off the shipping oil, mine were loose.