M1842 USN "box lock" percussion pistol by Ames

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M1842 USN "box lock" percussion pistol by Ames  Guns > Pistols > Muzzleloading Pre-1899 Pistols (perc)
Description: M1842 USN "box lock" percussion pistol by Ames. This model holds the distinction of being the first percussion arm adopted by the US military, and the only firearm produced for the government by the Ames firm, who are much more famous for their generations of swordmakers. Dated 1844 on lock and barrel. Metal parts have a mostly light patina with brass parts having been cleaned at some point. Barrel and lock have good markings and some scattered pitting. Stock is lightly refinished with faint cartouches opposite lock, with worn chips in the butt and a sliver missing from lower lock mortise. Mechanically good, sold as a collector item only, not warranted safe to shoot.

Condition: Used - See Item Description
Caliber: (Other Ammo?)
Location: NY

Trades Accepted: No

John has been collecting for 60+ years and selling full time for almost 35 years. George has been collecting for 30 years and joined his father in full time sales 11 years ago. We strive to provide accurate photos and descriptions, conservative pricing and give every customer the same level of excellent service and safe delivery whether an item is $25 or $2,500.

Shipping Notes: Shipping is by US Postal Service priority mail. Full insurance against loss or damage included. International buyers welcome.

Item #: 967347346
Stock No.: AA299
Seller Since: Feb. 2000
Seller Level: Verified
This seller is NOT an FFL
City: Lake George
State: NY

Shipping: $15.00 (or Arrange local transfer)
Accepted Payment Methods: Check Money Order
Returns: 3 Days

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