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Scarce 1844 Dated U.S. Navy Boxlock Pistol by N.P. Ames Only 2,000 made
Item #: A1791
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Here is a very cool pistol! It is the model 1842 percussion naval pistol. These are known to collectors as the "Boxlock” navy pistol. They get this name because of the lockplate having the internal design compared to most guns of the day that had the hammer outside the lockplate. There were only about 2,000 of these pistols made from 1843 until 1845. This one was made in 1844 and is vividly dated on the lockplate. Also on the lockplate it has the deep "U.S.N” stamping. In front of the hammer it has the maker’s mark of the famous N.P. Ames Company of Springfield, Massachusetts. The lockplate works well on both positions. The barrel is full-length and at the breech you can see the inspector marks. It also has the matching and correct 1845 production date. You can also see the "RP" inspector initials. These are the initials of Richard Paine who inspected weapons for the Government in the 1840's. It has the full-length original ramrod in the channel underneath the barrel. The ramrod is designed with a swivel to keep it from getting lost. The gun has the original brass barrel band, triggerguard and grip cap intact. The stock has a nice look to the American Walnut wood. It has some wear just like you expect out of a gun that saw service. With the 1844 date this gun could have been used during the Mexican War or the Civil War or both. This is a neat gun with a cool look.


Shipping Weight: 5 lbs
$1,495.00 USD

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