Here, from my collection, are the most produced revolvers by the Confederacy:Little by little I am entering the collectors roll.The reason I picked this post, is that I am working on
Top to bottom, Griswold & Gunnison by Pietta, (approx. 3,700); Leech & Rigdon by Uberti, (approx. 2,500 incl Rigdon & Ansley); Spiller & Burr by Pietta, (approx. 1,400); J. H. Dance & Bros by Pietta, (approx. 364 plus 136 .36 cal.)
Source: Confederate Revolvers, by William A. Gary, K8 Communications, 1987.
obtaining the same four Confederate revolvers as shown in Rcampb photo.
Not quite there yet, but getting close.
Well, Hewy, after that you need a Schneider and Glassick, an Augusta Machine Works, a Columbus Fire Arms Mfg. Co., a Rigdon and Ansley (12 bolt stops), a George Todd, a Tucker, Sherrard, and Company, and others.
[Source: "Confederate Handguns", Albaugh/Benet/Simmons (1963), pub. Bonanza Books New York]
Just trying to help adjust your bank account to Make America Green Again!
Or, you can cheat (like I did) and use 3 different Pietta
1851 Navy Type .36 pistols (1851 Second Model, 1851 Third Model, and G&G) to create 5 different "historical" replicas (to add a S&G and a L&R) and many fantasy pistols by swapping barrels, cylinders and frames with no tools required.
My favorite Pietta fantasy pistol: 1851 Navy Second Model Dragoon .36 (using the Second Model steel frame/SB trigger guard and the G&G barrel/cylinder). I still think that Colt should have manufactured this while still marketing SB trigger guards:
We all have to admit that I am doing no service (when I die) to future replica collectors when they acquire my Pietta S&G and L&R and cannot find any reference to Pietta making these models (so far). If one wants to brown formerly blued parts (as in creating a George Todd) sobeit, but I disdain anyone defarbing an original replica so as to create something that may be construed as a true original. To me, that is not what replica collecting is all about.
Just my $.02 worth.
Happy hunting and modifying replicas to fit.