Make: F.LLI Pietta
Model: Griswold / Brass Navy (There isn't a true model of orignal gun for this one)
Serial Number: 344152
Year of Manufacture: Modern Black Powder
Caliber: .44 Caliber
Action Type: Single Action Black Powder Percussion Revolver
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked ”BLACK POWDER ONLY 44 CAL.”. Under the frame, ahead of the trigger guard “344152” is marked. The right side of the frame is marked “BD” in a square, and what appear to be two proof marks. The same two proof marks appear on the right side of the barrel. There is “FAP” contained in a diamond, and “F.LLI PIETTA – MADE IN ITALY” also marked on the right side of the barrel. The cylinder has “ENGAGED 16 MAY 1843” and a naval battle scene, along with “COLT’S PATENT No / PAT. SEPT. 10th 1850” marked on it.
Barrel Length: 7 ½ “
Sights / Optics: This revolver is mounted with a fixed brass bead front sight and a “V” notch rear sight in the nose of the hammer.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The one piece grips are dark stained wood. The grips have some marks on them, particularly on the bottom of the right side. The grips rate in about Good overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: All Original
Bore Condition: The bore is almost bright and the rifling is sharp There is no erosion.
Overall Condition: This revolver retains about 85% of its metal finish. There are grind marks on the frame near the ram rod pivot, and tool marks on and around the wedge. There is some discoloration on the brass frame, in particular along the area dished for capping the nipples. The hammer, trigger and ramrod appear case colored. The Screw heads are sharp and unturned. The markings are clear. Overall, this gun rates in about Good condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We have not fired this revolver.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None
Our Assessment: The original Griswold and Gunnison revolver was made for the Confederate war effort during the War Between the States. This particular revolver is an Italian reproduction with what appears to be a reproduction Colt cylinder. Possibly intended for Re-enactors or cowboy action shooting, this revolver provides an insight into the technology of the mid 1800s. This is an easy and relatively inexpensive entry into the world of black powder revolver shooting.
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This revolver can be sold to anyone 18 years or older with valid identification.
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