.36 caliber, 7 7/16" octagonal barrel housing to a round barrel, S/N 3544 marked on the right side of the frame. The Roman numeral "VI" is chiseled on the underside where the trigger guard assembly faces the bottom of the frame. Also stamped on the right side of the two stamping breeches on either side of the hammer. Cylinder stamped 3544" with the first 4 being an over stamp of a "9". Face of the cylinder is stamped with either a "6" or "9", which is also stamped on the face of the frame and between the barrel pins. Stamped on the left side of the hammer a "6". Also stamped on the loading lever and loading plunger either a "6" or a "9". No markings on the bottom of the frame or grip frame. Deluxe walnut grips with a varnished finish. Serial number written in pencil on the inside backstrap groove. Brass frame had a very thin silver wash which is evident in areas hidden. Barrel and cylinder were finished in blue.
Provenance: M.C. Young Collection
Barrel is very fine still retaining traces of original blue finish blending with nice untouched plum patina. Loading lever and plunger have nice dark mottled plum finish. Cylinder still retains the safety pins on the back of the cylinder, lightly battered down from use. Cylinder has nice patina with some traces of blue bleeding through. Brass frame and backstrap and trigger guard with nice untouched patina and some minute traces of silver wash in the protected areas. Visually this is a beautiful example of a Griswold & Gunnison 2nd Model percussion revolver.