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W. Ashton Marked Single Shot Civil War Era "Underhammer" Style Pistol
Item #: A6827
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This is a nice and complete Civil War era gun with a nice maker mark! It is an original single shot pistol of the style that is known to collectors as the "Underhammer” pistol. They are designed with the hammer being located underneath the barrel. It protected the hammer well but made it hard to cock and also to keep the percussion cap in place when you readied the gun for firing. This one measures about 8.25 inches in overall length with the barrel making up 4 of those inches. The top of the barrel has the maker mark of "W. ASHTON" still clearly visible. Ashton's shop was located in Middletown, Connecticut he held a patent in 1855 for a bullet mold. The original 2-piece wooden handle is intact with a nice look. These 2 piece handles with a large screw in the center are one trait of a gun made by Ashton. The mechanics of the gun still cock back and release just as it should. This is a neat gun all the way around and it is in nice shape.


Shipping Weight: 3 lbs
$495.00 USD

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