Deringer Model 1842 Navy
United States (1842)
The Deringer Model 1842 Navy percussion pistol became the first US government-purchased pistol to feature a percussion cap action and rifled barrel design.
Detailing the development and operational history of the Deringer Model 1842 Navy Percussion Cap, Rifled Barrel Pistol.Entry last updated on 2/26/2018; Authored by Staff Writer; Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com
Outwardly, the pistols were of a typical design for the time. The body was of a wood (walnut) with the lock plate along the right hand side. Brass was used at the trigger ring, butt cap and the single barrel band. The barrel was set upon the wooden body in the usual way, the brass band used for structural stability. The hammer was offset to the right sight and set to fall on a nipple to which a percussion cap would have been seated. The barrel was short and stout, chambered for .54 ball ammunition. The ammunition and powder charge would be inserted through the muzzle manually and the included metal ramrod was used to push the contents closer to the action.
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Deringer Model 1842 Navy Specifications
Type: Percussion Cap, Rifled Barrel Pistol
Manufacturer(s): Henry Deringer - USA