Inscription: Inscribed on top of each barrel: Connecticut; stamped above each breech plug, in a gilded oval: S. NORTH Middletown, Conn.
Marking: Stamped on the underside of the barrel of one pistol (96.5.36): 18; on the underside of the other pistol's barrel (96.5.149): 23.
North, S. N. D., and Ralph H. North. Simeon North, First Official Pistol Maker of the United States: A Memoir. Concord, N.H.: The Rumford Press, 1913. pp. 194–95, pls. (similar pistols illustrated).