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Original U.S. Model 1842 Naval Percussion Pistol by N.P. Ames - dated 1845 has a rating of 5.0 stars based on 1 reviews.

Original U.S. Model 1842 Naval Percussion Pistol by N.P. Ames - dated 1845

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Original Item: Only One Available. This was the first percussion pistol ordered by the U.S. Government and was intended for the U.S. NAVY. 2,000 pieces were ordered from N.P. AMES of Springfield, Massachusetts as the Model of 1842 which were all delivered up until 1847.

Each had a 54 smooth bore barrel of almost 6" and measures almost 12 1/2" in overall length. The locks were fitted with an "internal" hammer on the interior of the lock plate which was marked with the Maker's name and address:


Across the tail of the lock plate wad stamped U.S.N. over the manufacture date of 1845. Also, the barrel is proof marked by the cap nipple with U.S.N. / 1845 / R.P./ P. The butt cap, trigger guard and single barrel band are all made of brass and the pistol is fitted with a "trapped" swivel ramrod which the sailor could not lose.

Slight pitting stain remain on the barrel but the pistol is is fine working order, fully cleaned and ready to display.


Year of Manufacture: 1845
Caliber: .54 inches 
Ammunition Type: Lead Ball & Powder with Percussion Cap
Barrel Length: 6 inches
Overall Length: 12 inches
Action: Percussion Lock with "internal" hammer
Feed System: Muzzle-Loaded

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