Griswold & Gunnison Revolver

Description
This six-shot .36 caliber revolver was made under contract to the Confederate government. It is a brass framed copy of the Colt 1851 Navy revolver. Connecticut Yankee Samuel Griswold set up a cotton gin factory in Georgia in 1830. The village of Griswoldville grew around the factory. In 1862, Griswold produced pikes for volunteers from the state of Georgia. The factory soon began producing revolvers for the Confederacy. No other Confederate factory produced more revolvers than Griswold & Gunnison. Griswoldville was the first town burned by Sherman's troops on his march to the sea.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
revolver
revolver, percussion
date made
ca 1862
maker
Griswold & Gunnison
Measurements
overall: 5 1/2 in x 13 1/2 in x 1 1/2 in; 13.97 cm x 34.29 cm x 3.81 cm
place made
United States: Georgia
United States: Confederate States of America
ID Number
AF*300848
catalog number
300848
accession number
61709
serial number
1720
subject
Military
Firearms
Civil War
Revolvers
Civil War
event
Civil War
See more items in
Armed Forces History: Armed Forces History, Military
Civil War
Revolvers
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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