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Offline StrawHat

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Early 1851 Civilian Model
« on: October 09, 2011, 03:30:20 AM »
Here is an early version of the 1851 as manufactured by Greggorelli and Uberti, and marketed by Navy Arms.



No shield cuts, no cut in the grip strap, no fourth screw, nothing to allow the attachment of a shoulder stock.

There are no safety pins in the cylinder and the hammer does not have the cut for them.  It does have a nice square notch for the rear sight.



This revolver has a couple of things missing, no cylinder engraving and no date stamp.  I don't recall when Uberti stopped including Gregorelli in the stamping but it was not very long after the replica industry got going in the 50s.  A nice unfired specimen.
« Last Edit: October 11, 2011, 04:56:08 AM by StrawHat »
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Re: Early 1851 Civilian Model
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2011, 09:24:24 AM »
Nice one Strawhat.  Very collectable.  GU was arounf for about 5 years IIRC, '59 to '64.  What's the date code on this one? or is there not one?  I have a pair of GU Griswold & Gunnisons with 4 digit serial numbers.  One is date code 1960, the other has none and has a lower serial number.  Figure that one was at least a '60 model and could be a '59.
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Re: Early 1851 Civilian Model
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2011, 04:55:27 AM »
No date code on this revolver anywhere.  The serial is 12xx so not real low but lower than a 5 digit.  I was guessing the late 50s but not sure of actual production dates for GU.
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Re: Early 1851 Civilian Model
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2011, 09:55:14 AM »
My undated GU is SN 10XX.  The 1960 marked one is 17XX.  I'd surmise yours is a '59 or '60 model
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