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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 gun-makers.

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

TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK!



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"one of my favorites"

on 10/14/2020 6:44:50 AM

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Review: I knew this pistol was going to be a winner from the get go. It was tight, timed perfectly and had minimal cylinder gap. I didn't need an air wrench to get the nipples off nor a jack hammer to get the wedge out, rare for Pietta revolvers. I took it out the next day to shoot and was even happier that I got it. I loaded it with 18 grains of 3f Swiss powder under a .380 round ball. I got a 3.5 inch group at 20 feet while holding with two shaky hands while trying to get my shots over my chronograph.... More details

"All good"

on 10/12/2020 3:27:00 PM

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Review: Pistol looks well made, fit and finish is nice. I haven't shot it yet, but I dont expect any problems. Shipping was quick and would buy from EMF again.

"What I expected from Pietta"

on 10/4/2020 2:32:00 PM

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Review: This is a nice little brass framed Black Powder revolver. It was my 12th one. Several of my others are also made by Pietta so the quality of this one was no surprise. EMF was really good about customer service. They contacted me several times to try and work out shipping arrangements for a time when I would be home. I will likely order from them again if I can find something in stock I don't already own.

"Excellent value"

on 9/21/2020 5:30:47 AM

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Review: I bought this model because it is a good copy of the actual firearm made in Georgia..

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

on 9/20/2020 8:55:41 AM

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Review: I recently ordered this product from E.M.F. I received the order within 2 weeks of placing my order...Haven't had a chance to fire it yet but it looks and seems to function Great. Their customer service team were able to answer all my questions and were Friendly, Knowledgeable, and Respectful! This is a Great Company and I look forward to ordering more products from them! P.S. This order was during Covid and Fires Ravaging Their State and I still had a minimal wait!!!Awesome Service!!!