.54 caliber, 8.625" round barrel, no S/N. Browned finish, iron mountings, walnut stock. Lock marked 1831 / USN at tail and W.L. EVANS / V. FORGE forward of cock. Lock remains in original flint configuration, as does barrel as verified by internal camera inspection. Breech marked CI / USN / P with matching CI inspection in wood to left of tang. Retains swivel ramrod and iron belt hook on reverse. Production estimates for the Evans M1826 Naval Pistol contract are 1,000 or less, meaning this a very scarce US Naval pistol, particularly in original flint.
Very good. Retains no finish, metal with a lightly oxidized thin brown patina over pewter colored base metal. Lock markings clear, barrel markings mostly clear. Mechanically functional, pitted and oxidized bore. Stock very good with some added finish and a couple of small grain cracks, as well as a very small repair between the lock and tang. A very nice example of a rather rare US contract navy flintlock pistol.
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