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Uberti Griswold & Gunnison Sheriff's model

Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by Fingers McGee, Sep 5, 2012.

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  1. Fingers McGee

    Fingers McGee Member

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    A couple of weeks ago, I picked up a Navy Arms/Uberti sheriff's model Griswold & Gunnison off of GunBroker for $125.00. The lister thought it was a Pietta - I can't figure out how since it has a big, clear Uberti logo on the frame - and not used very much. Date code makes it a 1970 maunfacture that probably had a few caps popped in it and put away dirty. The brass was corroded and dirty; the nipples a little crusty; but, the cylinder did not appear to have had powder and ball loaded in the chambers. Barrel came clean with a couple of patches soaked in Balistol and the chambers didn't really need much more. There wasn't a trace of oil or grease on it anywhere and one nipple was missing (???????). There was a small surface rust spot on the barrel by the lever latch. About 5 minutes with a little RB-17 and 0000 steel wool and you can't tell it was there. All the internals were black and crusty; but not really rusty. Hammer spring musta come off a 3/4 ton dodge, it was that heavy.
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    Tore it down, put the frame, backstrap, and triggerguard in the sonic cleaner for about 15 minutes, sprayed the internals and nipples down with Balistol and let them sit a couple days, then started wiping everything down & polishing the brass. After cleaning it up, replacing the missing nipple and changing the hammer spring, it turns out to be a right nice pistol. One thing I noticed. The serial number was stamped on the frame; but the barrel, frame, backstrap, triggerguard, cylinder, and arbor all had an assembly number stamped on them
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  2. J-Bar

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    Fingers, that is a fine project gun. And the photos are terrific. Congratulations on making a savvy purchase.

    Do I recall you once saying that G&G's are all .36s?

    ...so, when you gonna get it dirty again??
     
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    Nice looking pair of fuzzy navies in the background too.
     
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    Wow, those internals looked gross! :cuss: Never seen a "sheriff's model" G&G but it cleaned up nicely, looks to be a fine gun now. Good catch!
     
  5. Fingers McGee

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    Doug, Prolly get it drty next time at the range, and all G&Gs were .36 cal.

    Hellgate. The fuzzies aren't navies. They're CH Rigdon Augusta models
     
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    Dang... cleaned up nice!
     
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    I wondered why I was having trouble seeing the octagon of the barrels.
     
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    Fingers,

    Nicest group of pictures I've seen in awhile.

    It's always neat to see some character on these c&b's.
     
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