I was recently handed down my grandfathers black powder pistol. I was very close to him and firearms were a hobby we shared and now i have this really cool piece of him to hold onto. The thing is, it is in rough shape. It was tortured for years by 7 year old me and all my little cousins playing cowboys and cops and robbers. So i would love to get this repaired if it is at all possible. Also i have absolutely no idea what make, model or caliber it is. I have uploaded some photos of the markings and things i found on the pistol. I am curious about the ships engraved on the cylinder and the markings on the lip of the cylinder "ENGAGED 16 May 1843." It just seems unique and it has always had my curiosity. I can't find the name of the manufacturer anywhere, just some markings on the bottom of the grip. So I'm reaching out for some help finding someone that can possibly fix this and tell me about what it is. If you need more information just let me know and I'll get it to you.