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Original Matching 1851 Dated Single Shot Military Pistol by H. Aston of Middletown, Connecticut
Item #: A7918
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This is a very nice looking original single shot Civil War era military model 1842 pistol. This one was made by the firm of H. Aston of Middletown, Connecticut and you can clearly see the "H. ASTON" maker's marking on the side of the lockplate. It also has the 1851 date of manufacture behind the hammer along with the Middletown, Connecticut production location. The mechanics of the lockplate catches crisply on both positions. All of the metal parts have a nice untouched color to them. The barrel is full length with a pleasing look. At the breech of the barrel you can see the government inspector marks after all of these years. It also has the matching and correct 1851 date of production stamped into the breech. This one would have fired a .54 caliber round ball. It has the original ramrod under the barrel and also has the cool swivel style ramrod guide. This was designed to keep the ramrod from being 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 that has a very dark color to the wood. On the flat of the stock opposite of the lockplate you can still see traces of both of the inspector cartouches. This is where the gun was approved for military use by the inspector and this one is William A. Thronton. The other cartouche is "GW" which stands for George Wright. This is a very pleasing original single shot military model Aston pistol dated 1851 on the barrel and lock. '


Shipping Weight: 6 lbs
$895.00 USD

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