October 22-23, 2019 Extraordinary, Sporting & Collector Firearms
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 10/22/2019
This pistol is extremely rare, with only 144 purchased by the United States Revenue Cutter Service in 1843. All of these were inspected by Joseph C. Bragg and show his initials in a cartouche, and are U.S.R. marked with a date of 1843. The smoothbore barrel is browned and stamped "U.S.R./ 1843 / JCB / P". The flat percussion lockplate is casehardened with a browned bolster stamped "B". The tail is marked "U.S.R. / 1843" and the center is marked "N.P. AMES/SPRINGFIELD/MASS". The stock is of typical 1842 form with a brass oval on the butt. The left side is stamped with two crisp cartouches "JCB for Joseph C. Bragg and "WAT" for inspector William Anderson Thornton. Standard brass furniture with "B" sub-inspectors mark present on most parts. CONDITION: Excellent, overall. Barrel retains 60-80% original brown finish with some thinning. Lock has almost all of fading case colors, somewhat turning to grey. Markings are excellent throughout and edges are crisp. Brass has a nice patina. Wood is fine with some minor storage marks and a minor chip at the front at lockplate. Fine mechanical function. DMG
Barrel Length
.54 Smoothbore
FFL Status
1842 USR Boxlock
Serial Number
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $1,500.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $7,995.00
Estimate: $3,000 - $6,000
Number Bids: 23
Auction closed on Wednesday, October 23, 2019.
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