|M1836 US Johnson percussion pistol with NJ marking - $675.00|
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M1836 US contract percussion conversion pistol, scarce military-style bolster conversion with NJ (New Jersey) marked stock and barrel. Lock is marked by R. Johnson and dated 1837. Barrel has standard inspector's marks with additional NJ marking. Stock is cartouched 3 times, including NJ script cartouche. Metal parts are mostly cleaned with a slightly granular appearance. Stock exhibits fire damage over most of the surface, cartouches are still visible, with worst damage to the forward portion, with the ramrod visible behind the barrel band. Releases from half cock, holds properly at full cock. Sold as a collector item only, not warranted safe to shoot.