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Single Shot Percussion Pistols
Scarce 1845 Dated U.S. Navy Boxlock Pistol by N.P. Ames Only 2,000 made
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Here is a very cool looking 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 1845 and you can still read all of the date on the lockplate. Also on the lockplate it has the "U.S.N" stamping. In front of the hammer it has the majority of the maker's mark of the famous N.P. Ames Company of Springfield, Massachusetts. The lockplate works on both positions. The barrel is full-length and at the breech you can see the inspector marks of "RP" for Rufus Paine who approved the gun for military service. It has the matching and correct 1845 production date. It is missing the ramrod from the channel underneath the barrel. The ramrod is designed with a swivel but that too has been lost. The gun has the original brass barrel band, triggerguard and grip cap intact. The stock has a well used look to the American Walnut wood. You can see the outline of the inspector cartouche on the flat of the stock, opposite of the lockplate. Here is a neat gun that has been heavily used but is priced right.

Item #: C637
Shipping Weight: 5 lbs
Your Price:$795.00 USD
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