DescriptionU.S. Model 1842 Percussion Navy Pistol by Ames.
Approximately .60 caliber, 5-inch round barrel with the breech marked: USN/1844/NWP/P. Lock plate marked: N.P.AMES/SPRINGFIELD/MASS and USN/1844. Brass bolster. Knurled hammer. Walnut stock with brass furniture and military/swivel ramrod. Flat, brass buttplate with inspector's initial: J. This model being the first U.S. martial percussion pistol produced and delivered under contract to the government. Ames produced approximately 2,000.
Conditon: Good. Steel with a mostly smooth dark age patina. All markings crisp. Brass with dark age patina and scattered dents. Stock good with moderate to heavy age wear with some dryness and associated hairline cracks behind lock plate and on left side.
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