GETTYSBURG DELUXE FRAMED SET
Pickett's Charge at Gettysburg is shown in this historic frame set featuring a full-size, non-firing replica M1851 Civil War Navy cap-and-ball Revolver. The pistol is mounted on an 18"x7" solid pine wood frame with a pair of our spring loaded bullet hangers, a brass identification plaque and crossed swords Civil War Cavalry cap pin. Frame size measures 18" x 7".
Replica M1851 CIVIL WAR NAVY REVOLVER
This famous revolver was used extensively throughout the War Between the States by both Union and Confederate troops. Introduced in 1850 and made through 1873, the total production of the Model 1851 revolver was about 255,000 pieces. The cap-and-ball revolver fired six 36 caliber balls, and a loading mechanism was incorporated into the design. This non-firing replica has the handling characteristics of the original, with functional lock and loading mechanisms.
Engraving: "CLASSIC CIVIL WAR CAP AND BALL REVOLVER..."
A beautiful addition to your collection, these historic collector Replica Non-Firing Guns are made of antique finished zinc cast metal and polished European hardwood. The barrels are of heavy cast metal and in most cases the screw heads are molded into the metal and cannot be removed. These collector models cannot withstand misuse or excessive dry-firing. Cannot be made to fire real ammunition. Your collector replica model flintlock comes pre-assembled and ready for display in your home or office.
Colt / Griswold and Gunnison Revolvers
Griswold operated a cotton gin factory in Georgia before the war so he and Gunnison set up their manufacturing operation there. Their pistols were almost exact replicas of the Colt .36 caliber Navy pistol. The main differences between the two pistols were the brass frame instead of steel and a round barrel. The Confederate army used brass because of a shortage of suitable metals. The pistols were of good quality but the company was only able to make 3,600 pistols during its three year existence. The revolvers were sold to the Southern army for an astounding price of $40.00 each. The factory was destroyed by Gen. Sherman in 1864. Today, only a few of these pistols remain.
The Confederate government gave interest free loans and lucrative contracts to encourage a number of entrepreneurs to begin making sidearms for the army. Griswold and Gunnison were one of only three manufacturers of pistols who took advantage of those incentives and the only company to achieve any degree of success in the South. In 1862, the Confederate Ordnance Department selected Griswold and Gunnison to make all the pistols they possibly could.