Make: Imported by Navy Arms from Italy
Model: 1862 Griswold & Gunnison
Serial Number: 2145
Year of Manufacture: 1966
Action Type: Single Action Cap & Ball Revolver
Markings: The revolvers are marked on the top of their barrels with “Navy Arms Co. Ridgefield N.J. – Italy”. The left barrel flat is marked “Cal. 44”. The right barrel flat is marked with 2 proofs, and the right side of the receiver is marked with 2 proofs and a “XXII” date code. The underside of the frame just in front of the grip frame is marked “2145”. The circumference of the cylinder is marked with a proof.
Barrel Length: 7 ¼”
Sights / Optics: The revolver is mounted with a V notched hammer and a brass bead front sight.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are two piece walnut. The grips show minor handling marks, plus the left grip has small indentations on its bottom edge. The grips rate in about Fine overall condition.
Type of Finish: This revolver has a blued barrel and cylinder, case colored loading lever, and brass frame and grip frames.
Finish Originality: All Original
Bore Condition: The bore is dark and the rifling is sharp and deep. There is no erosion.
Overall Condition: This revolver retains about 98% its metal finish. There is wear on the front edge of the barrel on the left side. The cylinder has a light drag line and a tiny mark. There are handling marks on the frame and tarnish on the bottom of the grip frame. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this revolver rates in about Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The cylinder lockup is PERFECT! The trigger pull is crisp. We did not fire this revolver.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None
Our Assessment: This is a nicely preserved black powder revolver, and doesn’t look like it was shot very much. All this needs to return it to almost new condition is a bottle of Brasso and some elbow grease. If you are into black powder, this revolver should give many years of enjoyment. This can be used for informal plinking or take it out to a Cowboy Action match and have some real fun.
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This Antique classified single action percussion revolver can be transferred in California and can also be sold to a California resident as a private party transaction (PPT) at our shop in Simi Valley. This does not apply to out of state buyers.
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