|M1842 USN "boxlock" pistol by Ames - $1295.00|
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M1842 USN "boxlock" pistol by famed swordmaker N.P.Ames, Springfield, Massachusetts. Dated 1845 on lock and barrel. Iron parts have a dark brown patina with scattered light pitting, brass parts are lighter yellow in color. Triggerguard is cracked near the rear. Stock is good, showing typical wear and use, has scattered handling marks, some roughness around the butt of the grip, a crack at front and rear of the lock mortise and some indecipherable initials opposite the lock. Mechanically good, sold as a collector item only, not warranted safe to shoot.