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Cody Firearms Museum

Makers
Henry Deringer, Philadelphia, PA 6
Descriptions
brass 1442 wood 4438 steel 2355
Names
firearm 4093
Use
pistol 909
Date:
ca. 1842
Dimensions:
L: 12 in, Barrel length: 6 in, H: 6 in, width: 1.75 in
Credit Line:
Gift of Olin Corporation, Winchester Arms Collection
Gloss:
This U.S. Model 1842 Navy pistol, also called Navy Box Lock and Model 1843 Navy, was manufactured by Henry Deringer, 1842-1847. The 1200 pistols were made under contract with the U.S. government. Only about 300 are believed to have been accepted by the Navy. Of this number it is believed that less than 200 had rifled barrels. The Model 1842 Navy is distinguished as the first U.S. martial pistol produced under government contract with percussion ignition.
Inscription:
lock: U.S. Deringer Philadel.
Remarks:
no sights, brass hardware, ramrod, smooth bore
Model:
M1842
Caliber/Gauge:
.54
Serial Number:
not serially numbered
Accession Number:
1988.8.2519

As of 06-14-2017 this object is on display in the Cody Firearms Museum.
If you are making a special trip, please double-check before visiting.

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