A U.S Model 1842 percussion pistol by Johnson
The 8 1/2 inch .54 caliber barrel marked at the breech US/SK/P. Lockplate with standard markings and dated 1853. Brass furniture. Walnut stock with two faint but readable inspector's cartouches behind the counterplate.
Condition: Good. Barrel showing scattered light pitting and showing glued (?) remains behind the fore-sight. Ramrod swivel slightly bent. Lock with scattered light pitting, the markings light but very readable. Stock with scattered light marks, some chipping and two short hairline cracks at rear of counterplate and showing two very small holes at upper left of wrist.