October 22-23, 2019 Extraordinary, Sporting & Collector Firearms
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This style is sometimes referred to as the Model 1843 Navy pistol. This variation is the very scarce and earliest model featuring a beveled lockplate. Only 300 of these were made before the design was changed to a flat lock. The barrel tang is dated 1842 and is otherwise unmarked. The lock is marked "N.P. AMES / SPRINGFIELD / MASS" in the center and "U.S.N. / 1842" at the tail. There are no inspectors markings on this gun. Plain walnut stock with brass standard 1842 Navy furniture. Swivel ramrod. CONDITION: Retains a pleasing patina overall with some areas of light rust and pitting, iron components retain a grey mottles patina. Markings are clear. Wood shows wear and scattered marks from use. There is a crack and some small chips out around the lock retaining screw. Brass retains a mellow mustard patina, some scattered marks from use. Functions well. This example is considered to be one of the best by many important martial pistol collectors. DG
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Value
Accessories
Barrel Length
6"
Caliber/Bore
.54 Smoothbore
FFL Status
Antique
Manufacturer
Ames
Model
1842 Boxlock
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Consignor Info
Serial Number
NSN
Bidding
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $1,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $3,000.00
Estimate: $2,000 - $4,000
Number Bids: 14
Auction closed on Wednesday, October 23, 2019.
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