MODEL 1842 “BOX LOCK” US NAVY PISTOL BY AMES

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Item Code: 836-20

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Round smoothbore barrel is .54 and meas. approx. 6.00 inches long. Bore is dirty and shows light pitting. The exterior surface of the barrel is semi-bright with heavy mottling and light scattered pitting that gets heavier at the breech. The pitting in this area somewhat partially obscures the barrel markings which are “1841 RP  P.” Barrel is held to the stock by tang screw near the breech with a single brass barrel band forward.

The flush lock and bolster have a finish and pitting to match the barrel. Again, the moderate pitting makes the marking on the lock hard to read. It is stamped in three lines “N. P. AMES / SPRINGFIELD / MASS” forward with “USN 184?” towards the rear. Pitting obscures the last number in the date. Hammer stops at half cock but does not hold when hammer is depressed. Hammer also holds at full cock and drops properly. Nipple is original but worn.

Brass triggerguard and plate are of one piece. There is no backstrap.

Stock is dark with numerous small dings and dents but is in overall good condition. Left flat of stock has a strong inspector’s cartouche. The base of the grip has a circular inset brass plate.

Iron button type ramrod is attached at the muzzle by a swivel and operates properly.

Ames manufactured approx. 2000 of these weapons between 1842 to 1847.

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