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This model is often referred to as the "Box Lock" Model or Model 1843. Only about 2000 manufactured between 1842 and 1847. Round smoothbore steel barrel stamped "RP/P" at breech. Flat internal mechanism percussion lockplate, tail section marked vertically "USN/1844", center stamped "N.P. AMES/SPRINGFIELD/MASS.", hammer stamped on face with "R" inspector's mark. Brass furniture includes round buttcap with screw in center, plain triggerguard, and barrel band, all but band stamped with small "R" inspector's mark. Steel swivel-type ramrod. Plain walnut half stock with deep "JL" inspector's cartouche on left side for Joseph Lanman. Very good condition, barrel has been cleaned and browned, and has some freckling near breech and muzzle. Lock retains an even brown patina, markings excellent. Brass retains a nice patina and has some scattered marks from use. Stock good with a few minor cracks and scattered marks from use, and some minor chipping around buttcap and on left side of grip. Barrel Length: 6"Caliber/Bore: .54 PercussionFFL Status: AntiqueManufacturer: N.P. AmesModel: 1842 NavyPaperwork : No Serial Number: NSN

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(A) N.P. Ames U.S. Navy Boxlock Percussion Pistol.

Estimate $800 - $1,200Nov 4, 2017