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Revised: 9/29/2016 

Please Note: Great news!! The trigger guard is NOT a facsimile and NOT excavated as stated in the description. It is a genuine antique trigger guard.


SN 43X. This amazing archive of items actually found by our consignor and others collected show relics of the Samuel Griswold Confederate pistol factory in Griswoldville, GA destroyed by General W. T. Sherman in late 1864. As can be seen in photographs, you will see original piece of bar stock that most everything was made from to start with. There are 3 cyls in various unfinished form, 1 drilled and ready for cones, there are broken pieces of brass backstrap and a broken brass excavated frame found elsewhere serial numbered 356, there is an unfinished bbl and housing, several loading arms and arbors in various unfinished states, along with over a dozen triggers, hands, wedges and 9 hammers in various states of manufacture. This is a unique group of relics that help tell the story of the most prolific Confederate revolver maker. CONDITION: Most parts have heavy pitting and iron patina as typical with excavated material, most have been cleaned, brass appears as found. There is a facsimile trigger guard and backstrap have been added for display purposes which are both in very good condition. 50890-3 JS (6,000-8,000) – Lot 4375

Auction: Firearms - October 2016
Please Note: All prices include the hammer price plus the buyer’s premium, which is paid by the buyer as part of the purchase price. The prices noted here after the auction are considered unofficial and do not become official until after the 46th day.