.41 caliber, 4" barrel, S/N 331. Nickel finish, silver-plated brass frame, walnut grips. Spur trigger, single barrel, double hammer, superposed load percussion pocket pistol. Right side of frame marked in five lines: LINDAY'S / YOUNG-AMERICA / MANF'D BY / J.P. LINDSAY-MAN'FG CO. / NEW-YORK, with bottom of barrel marked PATENT'D FEB 8, 1859 / PAT'D OCT. 6, 1860. Unusual double load percussion pistol that met with limited success, production estimates suggest only a few hundred were produced circa 1860-1861.
Very good. Retains some of an apparently period added nickel finish with flaking and loss, as well as some darker discoloration present. Frame with no silver remaining and an untouched butterscotch patina. Markings remain clear, mechanically functional, moderately oxidized bore with scattered pitting. Grips very good with some original varnish, showing most of the loss along the sharp edges, a chip out of the leading edge of the lower left grip and scattered bumps and dings.