Fine and unmolested example of the standard Type 1 (First Model) Griswold percussion revolver, serial number 1162. This fine Southern made weapon surfaced in the early 1990s as owned by an elderly man who had been placed in a local nursing home. The man, from Texas, stated the weapon belonged to his great grandfather, Isaac Whilhoit, who shows as serving in the 34th Texas Cavalry during the Civil War. The weapon is all matching and fully functional and all research and provenance will be provided to the buyer. Investment and museum grade all the way!
The weapon is a bonafide Confederate copy of the US Model 1851 Navy type percussion revolver as manufactured by Samuel Griswold in Griswoldville, Georgia, in April, 1862. Griswold was the largest Confederate manufacturer of handguns yet only produced approximately 3,700 percussion revolvers between 1862 and 1864. Fewer than 150 are known to have survived with the bulk being the later Second Model types.