Model 1842 Ames Boxlock USN Percussion Single-Shot Pistol

.54 caliber, 6" barrel, no S/N. Browned and color case hardened finish, brass mounts, walnut stock. Lock marked in three lines: N.P. AMES / SPRINGFIELD / MASS forward of hammer and in two lines at tail of lock: USN / 1845. Breech inspected with weak USN / 1845 / RP / P. A clear, script JL cartouche is present on the counterpane. Swivel ramrod.


Very good. Retains some traces of brown on the barrel, with fading and loss, mixed with an oxidized patina and some light pitting. Lock mottled light and dark grays, with some oxidized discoloration. All markings remain clear. Brass furniture with a deep, uncleaned patina. Mechanically functional, bore very good with scattered pitting. Stock crisp with scattered dings and minor mars.

Estimate: $1,200 - $2,000
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