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Single Shot Percussion Pistols
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Gorgeous 1843 Dated U.S. Navy Boxlock Pistol by N.P. Ames Only 2,000 made
Item #: A845
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Here is a very cool and very pretty 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 1843 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. The marks include the "USN" stamping as well as the "JCB" inspector initials. These stand for the inspector, Joseph C. Bragg who approved the gun for military service. There is also the matching and correct 1843 date of production. These barrels were browned when they left the Ames Factory, this one still retains some of the original factory brown. It has the 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 beautiful American Walnut wood with a gorgeous grain. This is a neat gun with a cool look.


Shipping Weight: 5 lbs
$1,650.00 USD

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