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1854 Original Model 1842 Johnson Military Pistol only 10,000 made
Item #: A3136
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This is a nice original single shot Civil War era military model 1842 pistol. This one was made by the firm of I.N. Johnson of Middletown, Connecticut and is so marked on the side of the lockplate. The makers marking is quite clear as you see in the pictures. These model 1842 single shot military pistols have their own place in American military history. This is the first model of pistol that was purchased by the US government made in percussion system. All of the ones up to and including the model 1836 use the flintlock system. In Flayderman's guide he states that Johnson only made about 10,000 of these guns and made them between 1853 and 1955. On this one it has the clear 1854 date of manufacture. The action works crisply on all positions. The barrel is full length with a nice mottled gray tone all over. This one would have fired a .54 caliber round ball. It has the ramrod under the barrel and also has the cool swivel style ramrod guide. This was designed to keep the ramrod from being lost. These have always been one of my favorite patterns of pistol because of how they stand out because of the brass on the barrel band, triggerguard and backstrap. This one has a beautiful golden tone to the brass. The original walnut stock is present with the some wear from the years of service. On the flat of the stock you can still see the inspector cartouche where the gun was approved for military service. This is a nice original 1854 dated single shot military model Johnson model 1842 pistol.

Shipping Weight: 6 lbs
$795.00 USD

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