US Military Model 1836 Flintlock Service Pistol by R. JOHNSON, 1841, #3072 Firearms
A Good Antique U.S. Military Model 1836 Flintlock Service Pistol by; 'R. JOHNSON, MIDDN. CONN. 1841'. 8.5" .54 cal. round iron barrel stamped at breech w/inspector's marks; 'J H', w/brass blade front sight. 14" overall length. Lock stamped w/maker's mark below 'U S', inspector's mark, original flintlock configuration. Captive ram rod. Stock has 2 clear inspector's cartouches stamped on the left side of stock at the rear of side plate; is solid w/scratches and dings from years of service. A nice uncleaned example in good working order.
Ref. See FLAYDERMANS GUIDE TO ANTIQUE AMERICAN FIREARMS... and their values., by Norm Flayderman, 9th Edition., c. 2007, p.330-331