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Old January 21, 2012, 11:55 AM   #26
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Gyver

Iver Johnson was associated with The re-release of the Colts. (Imperato et al).

I helped a friend with his Iver Johnson Peacemaker clone and the back strap and trigger guard looked like it was a dead ringer for prts form my 1851 Navy.

It certainly came apart the same way.
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Old January 21, 2012, 12:43 PM   #27
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If I recall correctly, Iver Johnson made a pretty fair repro of a Griswold & Gunnison in the late 60s or early 70s. They show up occasionally.
High Standard made replicas of the Griswold & Gunnison, Leech and Rigdon, and Schneider and Glassick between 1974 and 1976. That might be what you are thinking of.

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Old January 22, 2012, 07:25 PM   #28
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fingers, the brass in the 60's and 70's might have been a little bit stronger. Some of the CVA 's I have appear to be less bright (not from lack of brasso) and the screws fit in and out better than the new piettas. I haven't weighed them but um you might be right.

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Old January 22, 2012, 07:27 PM   #29
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Excuse me Fingers. Hawg posted the brass being the same. I get you guys confused at times
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Old January 22, 2012, 11:29 PM   #30
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I don't know whether to be flattered or insulted. What do you think Hawg?
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Old January 23, 2012, 04:45 AM   #31
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I don't know whether to be flattered or insulted. What do you think Hawg?
I think I should be flattered, you should be insulted.
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Old January 23, 2012, 04:52 PM   #32
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Oh come on you guys. I lean more on ya'll for insults than anyone. I love your insults--it helps me learn better
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Old January 23, 2012, 04:54 PM   #33
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Here we go--both of yu are gonna say i know JS.
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Old January 23, 2012, 05:40 PM   #34
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I've been watching Hell on Wheels too. pretty good series.
Here is a link you might find usefull: http://www.vincelewis.net/griswold.html
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Old January 23, 2012, 05:59 PM   #35
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In 1973 I bought one out of an antique store 20 miles frm Augusta GA for $80.00--I sold it in 1974 for $100.00.

It had Gunnison stamped on the right side of the brass frame-I think-long time ago-might have been on the barrel near the wedge. It had an X mark on the hammer hand. Why did it have an X stamped on the hammer hand?
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Old January 23, 2012, 06:03 PM   #36
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The reason I know it had an X stamped on that part, is because when I shot it -it chained fired on me. I thought it was broken and took it apart. I later found out about greasing chambers.
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Old January 24, 2012, 04:31 PM   #37
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When have we insulted you Hardy?
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Old January 24, 2012, 05:46 PM   #38
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Yall never insulted me. I was playfully showing both of you respect. I'm still learning. I am not the best at internet talk. I luv both of yu. I guess I should of used constructive advise You guys know a lot. Now what about that X on the hammer hand?
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Old January 24, 2012, 06:04 PM   #39
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I have no clue.
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Old January 24, 2012, 08:03 PM   #40
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Thanks Hawg. I wish I still had to show photos but it was bought by someone a long time ago from Sylvania,GA.

I might be wrong, but I am thinking the hammer hand was brass. That couldn't be so-could it? It was an old gun though.

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Old January 25, 2012, 05:15 AM   #41
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Not likely unless it was a home fix. I've had a lot of guns over the years that had broken parts brazed. Still got a couple.
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Old January 25, 2012, 11:30 PM   #42
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High Standard made replicas of the Griswold & Gunnison, Leech and Rigdon, and Schneider and Glassick between 1974 and 1976. That might be what you are thinking of.
Yes! You are correct! My faulty memory. I can remember looking at one in Bill Jackson's Sporting Goods, in St. Petersburg, FL in the early 70s.

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