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Pistols - Percussion Single Shots $400 to $700
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Conversion of an 1842 Dated Military Single Shot Pistol Made by Johnson
Item #: A3933
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This is a cool gun with an attractive look and conversion! It is a nice Civil War era conversion of a single shot military pistol. The gun started life as a Johnson manufactured single shot military pistol. These guns hold a special place in American firearms history. They are the model 1836 pistol which was the last flintlock pistol acquired by the Government. Starting with the next model, the model 1842, they only bought the percussion pistols. The lockplate has only the clear markings of the Johnson maker mark and Middletown, Connecticut production location. It also has the clear the production date "1842" stamped below the maker mark. When it was made it would have been a flintlock pistol. Before the Civil War and at the outbreak of the Civil War many small firms converted these flintlocks into percussion. This one has a well made conversion. The actions of the lock mechanics catch on each position. The barrel is full-length with a beautiful untouched look. At the breech of the barrel, it has the "J.C.B." initials of the government inspector Joseph C. Bragg. Under the barrel it has a modern made ramrod and sling swivel intact and fully functional. The stock of the gun has a very pleasing dark tone all over. On the flat of the stock opposite of the lockplate you can still see the pair of inspector cartouches where it was approved for military service. It is a neat gun and the price is pretty as well.

Shipping Weight: 5 lbs
$695.00 USD

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