US Model 1842 Ames Boxlock Navy Pistol
Guns International #: 100465203 Seller's Inventory #: 12-98
Category: Antique Pistols - 1500-1850 - Military Revolvers - Antique
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Seller: Ricky's Gun Room, Inc.
Company: Ricky's Gun Room, Inc.
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Country: United States
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U.S. Navy Model 1842 Percussion Pistol, manufactured by N. P. Ames of Springfield, Massachusetts, in 1844. The pistol has a distinctive box lock action and is fitted with a swivel-mounted, button head, iron ramrod. The tang and smoothbore barrel have a cleaned finish. The lock plate and hammer are casehardened. The trigger guard, barrel band and round buttcap are brass. The stock appears to be black walnut with an oil finish. The lock plate is marked, "U.S.N./1844" vertically at the rear and "N. P. AMES/SPRINGFIELD/MASS" in three parallel lines below the hammer. The top of the barrel is unmarked, walnut stock shows no inspection marks, stock and furniture in very good condition with one replaced chip of wood near heel of butt that is 1/2" x 1/4", pistol is original and in good working order, overall condition very good. The Model 1842 Navy pistol was the first U.S. martial percussion pistol produced under government contract. N. P. Ames manufactured approximately 2000 Navy Model 1842 pistols between 1842 and 1847. Inv.: # 12-98