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U.S. Army Percussion Pistol Model 1842

Currency:USD Category:Firearms & Military / Hand Guns - Pistols Start Price:500.00 USD Estimated At:1,000.00 - 2,000.00 USD
U.S. Army Percussion Pistol Model 1842
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This is a Model 1842 Army pistol made at the Palmetto Armory in Columbia, South Carolina. This piece is dated 1849 on the tang. The gun has an 8 1/2 in. round smooth bore barrel with attached ramrod swivel. The lock is a factory replacement G. Goulcher percussion lock that fits the original lock mortise well. All hardware on the gun is brass that includes the single barrel band, trigger-guard, side-plate, back-strap and butt-plate. This gun is beautifully cartouched with a number of U.S. Ordinance Inspector's markings on the walnut stock. The barrel is marked "P" (Palmetto), "NWP" (Nathum W. Patch) all under "US". The stock is marked "WAT" (William Anderson Thornton) and "JH" (John Hannis) in two separate cartouches on the left side lock mortise area. These men, all U.S. Ordinance inspectors, lived long productive lives in American firearms history. The letter "H" is also stamped on the side-plate and barrel band combination and on the forward tang of the trigger-guard by a sub-inspector indicating that the gun was repaired at some point in its military history. This gun would make a handsome addition to anyone's gun collection of American military firearms. This gun is an antique and no attempt has been made to fire this gun to confirm it's mechanical integrity; nor should this gun be fired. Any attempt to fire an antique gun is at the risk of the owner and not consistent with the value of the firearm. Date: Location: HWAC # 55318