Griswold & Gunnison Revolver

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Griswold & Gunnison 1860 revolver. 36 caliber. Confederate manufacture

The Griswold & Gunnison Revolver and variants can be seen in the following films, television series, video games, and anime used by the following actors:


The Griswold and Gunnison Confederate Revolver was produced in Griswoldville, Georgia between 1862-1864. It's predecessor was known as the Griswold & Grier (which is really the same gun, just different markings), but the designer, Samuel Griswold, later rechristened it as the Griswold & Gunnison, naming it after his business partner, Arvin Nye Gunnison. The revolver is a .36 caliber copied from the Colt 1851 Navy. It has a 7 ½" part octagon, part round barrel. The frame and trigger guard is brass. The grips are one piece walnut. They are marked with a serial number along with assembly numbers, inspector’s mark and benchmarks. Approximately 3,700 revolvers were manufactured before production ended when Griswoldville was destroyed by Captain Frederick S. Ladd and his men of the 9th Michigan Volunteer Cavalry Regiment during the Battle of Griswoldville (the first of Sherman's March to the Sea) on November 20, 1864.


Actor Character File Title Date
Hannjo Hasse Bludgeon Trail of the Falcon 1968
Barbara Brylska Catherine Emmerson Trail of the Falcon 1968
Johnny Cash Frank James The Last Days of Frank and Jesse James 1986
Marston's Henchmen Quigley Down Under 1990
Jean-Claude Van Damme Vincent Assassination Games 2011

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