US Johnson M1830 .32 Caliber Pistol

  • General History
  • Less than 1 min

By Crusader1307

A popular Firearm in the 1830s US Military, The Johnson Pistol was also popular with Texas Rebels in their fight against The Mexican Government for their Independence. The Pistol was of the Flintlock classification, and fired a .32 caliber lead shot to an effective range of 100 yards. Weighing 3-Pounds, the barrel was reinforced brass. A single-shot weapon, it was common for Officers and Cavalrymen to carry 2 Johnson Pistols. Several were recovered at The Alamo in Texas and many were deployed with Sam Houston's Army at The Battle of San Jacinto (when Texas won it's freedom).