Jenks Breechloading Percussion Naval Carbine by Ames

.54 caliber, 35" barrel, no S/N. Browned and color casehardened finish, brass furniture, walnut stock. Mule-ear percussion lock marked WM. JENKS at the tail and in three lines behind the hammer: N.P. AMES / SPRINGFIELD / MASS. Breech marked WM JENKS and USN / RP / P / 1844 in four lines. Script JL cartouche on counterpane. Three brass barrel bands, brass triggerguard and buttplate, socket bayonet lug under barrel numbered 16. One of only 1,000 "Long Carbines" ordered by the US Navy from Ames, which were delivered ca 1842-1844. A very scarce US Navy long arm that does not appear on the market very often.


Very good. Retains strong traces of lacquer browned finish on the barrel with scattered surface oxidation and some scattered pinpricking. Lock has a silvery patina. All markings crisp and sharp, good cartouche. Mechanically functional, fine bore. Stock with scattered bumps, dings and handling marks.

Estimate: $2,000 - $4,000
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