Confederate Griswold 1st Model 1851 Navy type percussion revolver, .38 caliber, serial number 133, all visible serial numbers matching. Wedge, left side of leading lever, left side of trigger guard and back strap, and interior of grips in channel marked with "V". Walnut stocks, round barrel, brass trigger guard and back strap, iron mounted, steel frame pins, checkered hammer, standard sights, loading lever. Three ring binder with previous James D. Juilia, Inc. sale record included with the lot. Barrel length – 7 1/2". Barrel length – 12 1/2". Provenance: Ex-Dick Kennedy Collection, Atlanta, Georgia. Purchased from James D. Juilia, Inc., April 2017. Ex-Jim Williams Collection, Atlanta, Georgia. Estate of Jim Maconkey, Landrum, SC. Note: This is among the earliest serial numbers noted in the standard production 1st model revolver made near Macon, Georgia. CONDITION: Action is OK. Pepper pitting to barrel and mountings. Chips to stocks. Barrel, wedge, and loading lever are loose in frame. Good to very good overall, metal shows old cleaning with staining and pitting. SN's and cryptics are all crisp and easily discerned. Gun appears totally original and complete externally with exception of loading lever screw. Grips are sound and solid with some sanding on bottoms with small putty repairs to inside toes. Front sight is an improvised blade which utilized the original pin base which appears contemporary to use. Mechanically gun indexes sporadically and only holds half cock. Discernible rifling is found in pitted bore.
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