US M1842 ASTON PISTOL, DATED 1849

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Item Code: 218-506

.54 caliber, smoothbore. 8.5” round barrel; brass front blade. Overall length 14”.  Approximately 24,000 made between 1846-1850. Lock plate marking: US/ H.ASTON (forward of hammer), “MIDDtn/ Conn./1849” (at rear). Metal barrel, swivel type ramrod, nipple bolster, hammer and trigger. Brass Barrel band, side-plate trigger guard, butt cap back strap.

Metal parts exhibits consistent plum colored patina w/light age spotting. Solid percussion nipple Brass parts exhibit medium coppery patina with minor nicks. Bore exhibits medium pitting; walnut grips display minor abrasion customary with age and usage. Handsome specimen, solid display piece.  [jp]

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