Johnston Contract 1842 Percussion Pistol Retrieved from Battlefield of Perryville, Kentucky

.54 caliber, 8.5" round barrel. Lockplate marked I.N. Johnson, Middt Conn. Brass mounted with walnut stock. Tag that comes with the pistol states: “Sycamore Lodge, Madeira, Ohio, Dear Skipper, here is another gun for your collection. This is an historic one. It was given to me in 1920 by Col S.W. Warner of Whiteoak Kentucky, whose Father picked it up after the battle of Perrysburg which was fought in October 8th, 1863.” The note goes on to discuss the battle in more detail.


The swivel ramrod is an old replacement, the sidelock screws are replaced. The stock has some old repairs. Brass with nice dark patina. The stock has some nicks and dings.

Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium

Internet Bidding

Have a Similar Item?

Consign With Us

Let Cowan's Handle Your Shipping!

 Cowan's Auctions is one of the only houses to offer full service, in-house shipping.  
Our experts pack and ship over 5,000 purchases each year.  
Shipping costs are included on every invoice to make getting your items as fast and easy as possible. 
For more information, click HERE or contact shipping@cowans.com