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1850 Dated Single Shot Military Pistol by H. Aston of Middletown, Connecticut
Item #: L5581
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This is a nice original single shot Civil War era military model 1842 pistol. This one was made by the firm of H. Aston of Middletown, Connecticut and is so marked on the side of the lockplate. It also has the clear 1850 date of manufacture. The mechanics of the lockplate catches well on both positions. The barrel is full length with a dark tone all over. At the breech of the barrel you can see the government inspector marks just as they should be. This one would have fired a .54 caliber round ball. It has the ramrod under the barrel and also has the cool swivel style ramrod guide. This was designed to keep the ramrod from being lost. This one has been replaced with a modern reproduction of the correct style and as you can see it displays quite well with the gun. These have always been one of my favorite patterns of pistol because of how they stand out because of the brass on the barrel band, triggerguard and backstrap. The gun has an attractive mellow look to the brass. This one has a pretty walnut stock that is of furniture grade wood. On the flat of the stock opposite of the lockplate it has the outline of the two inspector cartouches. These cartouches are where the gun was approved for military service. This is an attractive original single shot military model Aston pistol.


Shipping Weight: 6 lbs
$795.00 USD

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