ANTEBELLUM Antique AMES US NAVY M1842 Pistol
VERY SCARCE “USN” Marked Martial Pistol!
Here we present an antique N.P. Ames U.S. Navy Contract Model 1842 Box Lock Pistol, in .54 caliber, made circa 1843 in Springfield, Massachusetts. Only 2000 of these were made by Ames. Most of these scarce pistols saw service through the American Civil War. This one was made just prior to the Mexican-American War. Unlike most martial pistols of its time, the hammer is mounted on the interior of the lock plate. It also features a captive ramrod on a swivel to avoid loss in the sea during boarding maneuvers. Its smoothbore made loading straightforward.
The lock is marked “N.P. AMES/SPRINGFIELD/MASS”. The rear of the lock is marked “U.S.N./1844”. The barrel is marked “U.S.N./1844/RP/P”.
The overall condition is very good. The markings are clear. The walnut stock is in great shape, smooth and solid and showing a faint inspector cartouche. The bore is smooth and in good shape. The action is excellent.
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Barrel is 6 inches.
Caliber: .54 Percussion
Overall condition as seen in photos.
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