About 500 of these pistols were made by J. F. Garrett & Company in Greensboro, North Carolina around 1862 after Confederates took the Harpers Ferry Arsenal. The hammers, barrels and loading lever assemblies are from U. S. Model 1842 Pistol parts that were found there, and Garrett, who later worked with Jere H. Tarpley (who invented and patented the his namesake Confederate Breech-Loading Carbine) devised an ingenious way of creating a brass frame to mount these parts and produce a functional single shot percussion pistol. This example has matching serial numbers on the frame, side plate, barrel, etc. The barrel is marked underneath the bolster with a "C", which indicates it was a condemned U. S. barrel. The U. S. inspector marks are still present at the left rear of the barrel. This gun was cleaned long ago and has a nice look to it (my photos don't do it justice). These guns are not easy to find and no Confederate hand gun collection is complete without one.