A U.S. Navy Model 1842 percussion pistol by N.P. Ames
dated 1845 The 6 inch .58 caliber barrel with faint markings at breech R-/P. Lockplate marked NP Ames/Springfield/Mass and USN/1845. Brass furniture. Walnut stock, left side carved with large initial M.
Condition: Good. Barrel showing areas of light pitting and later browned finish. Lockplate with areas of pitting and clear markings. Stock with few scattered marks, two deep bruises and repaired hairline crack to underside of fore-end.