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Multi-Shot Revolvers in the Percussion Configuration
Cool Looking 1848 Dated Single Shot Military Pistol by H. Aston of Middletown, CT
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This is a very 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 1848 date of manufacture. The mechanics of the lockplate catches crisply on both positions. The barrel is full length with a cleaned lighter tone all over with a pleasing look that has started to tone down. At the breech of the barrel you can see the government inspector marks just as they should be. It has the remnants of the production date of 1849 stamped into the tang of the pistol barrel. You can also see the "NWP" of the inspector Nahum W. Patch. This one would have fired a .54 caliber round ball. It has the original ramrod under the barrel and it still has the swivel to keep it from getting lost. 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 you can see the cartouche stamps where the gun was approved for Government service. It has the "JH" for Joseph Hannis and the "WAT" for William A Thornton. This is a very pleasing original single shot military model Aston pistol.

Item #: B6665
Shipping Weight: 6 lbs
Your Price:$995.00 USD
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