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Johnson Model 1836


Flintlock Pistol


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Right side profile illustration view of the Johnson Model 1836 flintlock pistol; color

The Johnson Model 1836 was sold to the US government by way of contract for nine dollars a pistol.



Authored By: Staff Writer | Last Edited: 2/26/2018 | Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com
The Johnson Model 1836 was a high-quality flintlock pistol produced for the US government in a batch of 3,000 examples. The pistols were sold for nine dollars a system and proved to be one of the last flintlock-based pistols to be purchased by the US.

Design of this flintlock pistol proved conventional for the time, with a metal barrel set within a wooden frame. The pistol grip was integrated into the rear of the body and capped by metal. The firing action was external and set to the right side of the body (containing the cock-lever, frizzen stem and flash pan). The barrel was banded once along the forward portion of the body and a ramrod was set underneath the cylindrical and smooth barrel. The caliber was .45 with the barrel measuring in at 8.5 inches in length.

Robert Johnson was responsible for the Model 1836 and production centered out of Middletown, Connecticut.


Specifications



Year:
1836
Manufacturing
Robert Johnson - USA
National flag of United States United States
- Close Quarters Battle (CQB) / Personal Security
- Sidearm
Barrel Length:
215 mm (8.46 in)
Sights:
Iron Sight
Action:
Flintlock
Model 1836

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